The ACOM Difference

ACOM is one of 34 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®.

The Facility

The ACOM campus is designed to provide the full student experience. The 110,000-square-feet facility is equipped with the latest technology creating a productive learning environment for students. The auditoriums and laboratories are designed to provide increased visibility for each student during lectures and sessions. The college features a primarily electronic library and the Clinical Competency Center resembles the testing environment students will encounter during the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) exam, helping to ensure that students are prepared and comfortable at the Board exam. Faculty offices are conveniently located on the second floor, close to student classrooms, ensuring that students have the opportunity to professors as needed.

The Culture

ACOM is 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.

The Faculty & Staff

ACOM has a team of more than 60 faculty and staff that represents many academic and professional backgrounds. Most of ACOM’s faculty is medical school-trained. The faculty has more than 400 combined years of experience teaching medical students. Many of the faculty bring with them significant research experience in areas, including genetics and medical education. ACOM’s clinical faculty has an array of experiences as practicing physicians, including community-based, hospital-based and military service-based medicine.

The Curriculum

ACOM delivers a hybrid curriculum model utilizing discipline and system-based clinical presentation approaches in the pre-clinical years. The curriculum presents core concept knowledge in the traditional discipline manner followed by student-centered teaching and learning by way of patient-centered, clinical presentation/system-based integrated courses. The pre-clinical curriculum utilizes a blend of instruction methodologies with interactive lectures, basic sciences correlation sessions, clinical integration sessions, labs, small groups, simulations, designated student assignments, and online and interactive instruction. The blended methodologies provide opportunities for engaged learning, formative assessment and deliberate practice of clinical reasoning.

The 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 SAMC 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).

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Below is a list of required financial forms for ACOM’s SGA-sanctioned clubs, interest groups and organizations.

Pre-Approval Form

Travel Fund Application

Organization Checking Accounts Policy

Organization Budget Template

Media requests or questions? Contact an ACOM media representative.

ACOM’s Office of the Registrar provides forms related to student information that may be useful to current and prospective students. If you have a question about a form or do not see the form you need, please contact the Registrar at (334) 699-2266 or at register@acom.edu.

Replacement Diploma Form
Change of Name and Contact Information Request
Release for Letter of Recommendation
Request for Release of Information
Absence Notification and Approval Form
Club Officer Certification Form

Below is a list of other forms for ACOM’s SGA-sanctioned clubs, interest groups and organizations.

Student Service Activity or Event Form

Apparel and Item Approval Form

Club Information Form

ACOM Media Release Form

Guest Speaker Form

Accounts

Password Change/Reset
Email and OneDrive


Teaching and Learning

Event Request Form

Office of Information Systems Policies

Access Controls Security Policy
ACOM User ID Policy
Data Classification and Security Policy
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy
Electronic Mail Policy
Information Security Plan
Information Technology Usage Policy
Internet and WWW Page Policy
IT Security Incident Reporting and Response Policy
Backup and Retention Policy
Media Sanitization and Disposal Policy
Operations and Management Security Policy
Physical and Environmental Security Policy
Security for Information, Computing, and Network Preferences
System Development and Maintenance Security Policy
Wireless Local Area Network Policy
Official Electronic Correspondence with Faculty, Staff, and Students
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File Sharing Policy
ACOM Printing Policy
ACOM Security Camera Policy

Submit a Problem or Question

The OIS Service Desk is available to help you with technology-related questions or problems. You can call, email, or just drop by.

Contact Information

support@acomedu.org

Chat Online

Password Change/Reset

(334) 699-2266 ext. 4141

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Our Goal

The goal of the OIS Service Desk is to provide ACOM faculty, staff, and students with an effective primary point of contact for ACOM recommended software and computing resources. The OIS Service Desk will resolve the issue or distribute the call to the appropriate staff, technology group, or appropriate resource in order to best meet the needs of the client.
myACOM MyACOM: for students, faculty and staff to collaborate.
SeaMed SEAMed: Learning management site. View course material.
PaperCut PaperCut: Virtual printing management site add money to account and web print.
Email Email: Web access to your email and OneDrive.
DNA Citrix Desktop DNA Citrix Desktop: Access all network resources from any device.
iTunes U iTunes University: Public website.
SimulationIQ Simulation IQ: Clinical simulation portal.
SeaMed ACOM Self Service: Student portal used to pay fees and tuition.

 

Self Help Links

Password Reset
Office 365 & Email
myACOM Sharepoint site
Power Campus Self-Service
PaperCut Printing

Forms & Templates


Posters


Summer Research Opportunities

Policies

Principal Investigator (or Co-PI) and Project Director (or Co-PD)
Human Subjects Policy
Biosafety Policy
Limited Submission Policy
Lobbying Activity
Ethical Policies for Conducting Research


Forms & Applications

Faculty/Student Routing and Grant Acquisition Form
IBC Incident Report Form
IBC Modification Form
IBC Application


Templates

Budget Proposal Template
Consent Form Template
Project Biosafety Manual Template

Guides

Research Proposal/Research Protocol Guide
IRB for Human Subjects Use Submission Procedure
Decision Tree for IRB Submission
De-Identification Guide
Significant Sample Size Guide
Biosafety Manual


Applications & Checklists

Exempt Application Checklist
Expedited Application Checklist
Full Review Application


Key Personnel

Nicole Mitchell, MA, MLIS
Chair of ACOM Institutional Review Board
Associate Professor of Library and Information Sciences

Katelyn Flynn
Faculty Research Compliance & Grants/Projects Manager

Research Committee

The goal of ACOM’s Research Committee is to establish a premier research institute and maintain a comprehensive research program founded in bench, clinical, medical education, and translational research including community outreach programs that engage osteopathic students in research interests and opportunities.


Members

Christina Kennedy, PhD
Chair of ACOM Research Committee
Assistant Professor of Physiology

James D. Foster, PhD
Associate Dean of Anatomical Sciences, Molecular Medicine, Research & Graduate Studies

Audrey Vasauskas, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physiology

Kim Schoeffel, DO
Professor of Pediatrics

Ronda Carter, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Krissy Wood
Coordinator of Willed Body Program and Research Lab

Katelyn Flynn
Faculty Research Compliance & Grants/Program Manager

Resources

Grant Basics Presentation
Budget FAQs


Templates

Sample Timeline
Budget Proposal Template

Training

CITI Program
CITI Registration Instructions


Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest Policy
What are conflicts?

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