TCS Education System Announces Pre-Accreditation Status for New Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
CHICAGO and WICHITA, Kan., December 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – TCS education system, a Chicagosystem of nonprofit colleges that work collaboratively to advance institutional sustainability, student success and community impact, the Kansas Health Sciences Center – Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KHSC-KansasCOM) has received pre-accreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation of Osteopathic Colleges (COCA) and is currently recruiting students for its inaugural class to begin August 2022.
The product of a collaborative partnership between TCS, KHSC and from Wichita Riverside Health Foundation, KHSC-KansasCOM will be the state’s first private non-profit osteopathic medicine college and is expected to create $ 1 billion economic impact over the next 12 years in a region where nearly a third of the population is not medically served. Local physicians who have joined the faculty will lead a patient-centered approach to deliver a modern and engaging learning experience in August 2022.
“TCS was founded on the idea that promoting student excellence begins with supporting critical institutional functions,” says Michael horowitz, Ph.D., President and Founder of TCS Education System. “This COCA approval underscores our commitment to success across our system. We are excited to bring our proven model of institutional excellence to KHSC-KansasCOM and look forward to working closely with administrators and faculty. experienced as they educate the next generation of medical osteopaths. “
KHSC-KansasCOM will prepare up to 85 physicians-in-training in the first cohort through an integrated curriculum that includes training in advanced technologies, artificial intelligence and early clinical experiences. KansasCOM will be eligible for full accreditation following the inaugural graduation ceremony in 2026.
“In today’s healthcare landscape, innovation is desperately needed,” says Vadim Levitin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of KHSC. “This new college will offer cutting-edge medical training from Wichita directly to rural hospitals and clinics that could benefit from additional support, through clinical rotations across the state and beyond. “
Based in the heart of downtown Wichita, the 116,000 square foot campus of KHSC-KansasCOM will feature innovative learning spaces, an osteopathic skills training center, standardized patient teaching rooms, large conference rooms, study rooms in small groups, a virtual anatomy lab and more.
About the TCS education system:
The TCS Education System (TCS) is an integrated, not-for-profit system that works collaboratively to advance institutional sustainability, student success, and community impact. Founded in 2009, the system is made up of six distinct communities: the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, College of Pacific Oaks & Children’s School, The Colleges of Law, Saybrook University, Kansas Health Science Center, and the TCS System Office. TCS uses strategic partnerships to foster economies of scale, academic innovation, risk mitigation, and smart business solutions, to maximize the educational experience for students. To find out more, visit www.tcsedsystem.edu.
About the Kansas Health Sciences Center:
The Kansas Health Science Center is a nonprofit organization committed to developing strong and innovative education programs in emerging areas of health care. Kansas Health Science Center opens – Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2022, KHSC strives to positively impact the healthcare landscape in Wichita and the state of Kansas by directly addressing disparities in access to health care. Learn more.
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