Our Story

ACOM is one of 41 colleges of osteopathic medicine in the U.S. and the first osteopathic medical school in the state of Alabama. The institution is the only osteopathic medical school that is an academic division of a county healthcare authority. Here’s a look at the ACOM difference and how ACOM is Inspiring Medicine through Human Touch®.

We are committed to defining and promoting a culture of professionalism and success. As a mission-driven institution, ACOM is anchored in a set of Core Values that was developed by the academic community. These core values—InSPIRED: Integrity, Service, Passion, Innovation, Respect, Excellence and Diversity—serve as the foundation for the work of the college. The administration, faculty, staff and students embrace these principles and ACOM strives to reflect their importance across the institution as a whole.

Our Community

ACOM would not be what it is without the outstanding support of the community. The city of Dothan and Wiregrass region have actively embraced the college, the faculty and staff, and the students. In 2012, ACOM received a commendation from the accrediting body for the outstanding community support from city, county and state levels. The community has given generously through Southeast Health Foundation’s What If? Capital Campaign and helped to build an institution of excellence. In 2013, the What If? Capital Campaign won three Excellence in Communication awards, including Best in Show, from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).