Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) is a private, non-profit osteopathic medical school located in Downers Grove, Illinois, part of Midwestern University. CCOM grants the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine D.O. academic degree, and is fully accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).
Founded in 1900 as the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Midwestern University is the fourth-oldest medical school currently active in the state of Illinois. In 1995, it opened an additional campus in Glendale, Arizona, namely the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine becoming the second medical school to teach students in the state of Arizona. Since its founding in 1900, the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine has graduated more than 6,000 alumni and accounts for nearly 13 percent of all practicing osteopathic physicians and surgeons in the United States.
Midwestern University trains students to work as part of an inter-disciplinary team and provide integrated, patient-centered care alongside other healthcare practitioners. Midwestern University also confers degrees in Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Optometry, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Psychology, Physician Assistant, and several other master's degree programs.
Midwestern University operates several clinics, in Glendale, Arizona and in Downers Grove, Illinois. The Midwestern University Multi-Specialty Clinic consists of a five-story, 193,000 square foot building, which opened in 2012 at a cost of $112 million. The clinic includes a dental institute, a family practice clinic, speech & language institute, and an optometry clinic.
|Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) |
at Midwestern University
|American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery|
|Motto||"Proud Past, Strong Future"|
|President||Kathleen Goeppinger, Ph.D|
|Dean||Thomas A. Boyle, D.O.|
Downers Grove, 140 acres (56.7 ha)
|Colors||White and Blue|
CCOM was founded in 1900 as the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery by J. Martin Littlejohn, Ph.D., D.O., M.D. (1865-1947). The school was incorporated as a non-profit in Chicago, Illinois, to train physicians. It was the fourth osteopathic medical school to open in the United States.
The Downers Grove, Illinois, Campus was purchased in 1986, and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) moved from its prior home in Hyde Park, Illinois, to this western suburb. Following the relocation of the College, the Board of Trustees voted to begin the development of new academic programs within the health sciences. The Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCP) began in 1991, the College of Health Sciences (CHS) began in 1992, the College of Dental Medicine - Illinois (CDMI) in 2009, and the Optometry Program in 2014. In 1993, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a single, educational mission for the institution, and Midwestern University emerged. Today the Downers Grove Campus, located on 105 acres, has 20 buildings that include academic classrooms, laboratories, a state-of-the-art library and auditorium building, science building, student commons, recreation center, and student housing. The University also opened the MWU Medical Campus in Spring 2013.
The Downers Grove campus is located on a 105-acre (42.5 ha) site in Downers Grove, Illinois, a suburban area 25 miles west of downtown Chicago. It contains an abundance of green space, wooded areas, and a nature trail, in addition to classrooms, laboratories, a library, an auditorium building, and recreational facilities. The Science Hall is a 239,000 square foot building which consists of classrooms, more than 100 offices, and 25 laboratories. The Science Hall opened in 2011, and includes a gross anatomy lab, research labs and a clinical simulation lab.
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The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The medical school is also accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. CCOM's curriculum focuses on discipline-based learning - where courses are taught with emphasis on case discussions and clinical correlates. Early clinical exposure are achieved through simulated patients. The Midwestern University Multi-Specialty Clinic provides early clinical contact opportunities and clinical rotation opportunities.
Midwestern University also offers a continuity of medical education from the first year of medical school to the final year of postgraduate training. Midwestern University is affiliated with the Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution (OPTI). Residency programs cover several medical specialties. The curriculum encompasses a multifaceted approach to graduate medical education that focuses on educational excellence. Programs follow the guidelines of and receive accreditation from the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the American Osteopathic Association.
Residency training is offered in the following disciplines: Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine/Osteopathic manipulation, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Urology, Diagnostic Radiology, Obstetrics-Gynecology, and Neuromuscular Medicine. Fellowship training through MWU/OPTI is available in Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hematology-Oncology, and Rheumatology.
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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (ALGH) is a 645-bed non-profit teaching hospital located in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Illinois. Founded in 1897, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the sixth largest hospital in the Chicago area, and it operates a Level I trauma center. It also is home to Advocate Children's Hospital – Park Ridge, the only children's hospital in the greater north and northwest suburban region of Chicago.
In the last year with available data, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital had 29,025 admissions, 62,544 emergency department visits, and its surgeons performed 6,728 inpatient and 12,431 outpatient surgeries. The hospital is gold certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The inpatient rehabilitation program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The echocardiogram lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.ALGH operates a number of residency programs, which train newly graduated physicians in various specialties and sub-specialties. The hospital is associated with the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University.American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) is a service run by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine through which prospective osteopathic medical students can apply to osteopathic medical schools in the United States that grant the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.Medical schools in the United States that grant the Doctor of Medicine degree use either the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) or the Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS). The University of North Texas is the only osteopathic medical school that does not use AACOMAS.Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) is a school of osteopathic medicine in Glendale, Arizona, part of Midwestern University. It grants the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree.
AZCOM was established in 1995 when the Board of Trustees approved the purchase of land and the building of a new campus. Today, the Glendale Campus is on 135 acres and includes academic buildings, laboratory facilities, student housing, and an on-campus osteopathic clinic. The first class of osteopathic medical students began classes on September 30, 1996 and graduated on June 4, 2000. AZCOM received accreditation by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation following this.
AZCOM has developed partnerships with more than 2,000 physicians at major metropolitan health centers and specialized private practices throughout the State of Arizona and U.S to provide clinical rotations for students during their third and fourth years. AZCOM has established new postdoctoral programs in primary care disciplines through its Arizona Graduate Medical Education Consortium. Internship and residency programs are offered at several hospitals throughout Arizona.
AZCOM has graduated nine classes of osteopathic physicians, increasing the number of primary care providers in Arizona and strengthening one of the state's primary economic clusters in the Arizona Strategic Plan for Economic Development. More than 200 of AZCOM's 1,098 alumni currently practice in Arizona.
The Arizona campus, located on a 156-acre (63.1 ha) site in Glendale, is home to over 1,000 students at any time.CCOM
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CCOM - Chicago College of Osteopathic MedicineClinton E. Adams
Clinton E. Adams is an osteopathic physician, former medical school dean at Western University of Health Sciences, and current president of Rocky Vista University. He serves as a member of the board of directors at Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.Douglas J. Robb
Douglas Robb is a lieutenant general in the United States Air Force. He graduated from Jesuit High School (Tampa). Received Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences, U.S. Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1979; a medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Illinois in 1984; a master's degree in public health in occupational medicine in 1992 from Harvard School of Public Health; did his residency and board certification in 1994 in aerospace medicine and occupational medicine at Brooks AFB, Texas; attended the National War College at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., in 2000; studied Medical Executive Skills Capstone in Washington, D.C., in 2002; and attended the Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 2003.Robb is the Joint Staff Surgeon, Office of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon (building) in Washington, D.C., the chief medical adviser to the Chairman and advisor to the Chairman, the Joint Staff and combatant commanders coordinating all issues related to operational medicine, force health protection and readiness among the combatant commands, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the services.Robb graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and joined the Air Force in June 1979. He is board certified in aerospace medicine and practiced aerospace medicine in Air Force, joint and coalition aviation forces for 20 years. He was the chief of flight medicine, aerospace medicine squadron commander, and hospital and medical center commander. He was also the chief flight surgeon for U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Command Surgeon for the U.S. Central Command and Air Mobility Command. He has more than 1,600 flying hours on A-7, OV-10, F-16, C-9, C-130 and KC-135 aircraft.He was Command Surgeon at Headquarters Air Mobility Command on Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.Ida Kraus Ragins
Ida Kraus Ragins, née Kraus (10 October 1894 – September 1985), was a Russian-born American biochemist.James N. Weinstein
James N. Weinstein is Emeritus Chief Executive Officer and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System. His tenure ran from 2010 until 2017. He is the editor in chief of The Spine Journal.Joseph Mercola
Joseph Michael Mercola (born 1954) is an alternative medicine proponent, osteopathic physician, and Web entrepreneur, who markets a variety of controversial dietary supplements and medical devices through his website, Mercola.com. Until 2013, Mercola operated the "Dr. Mercola Natural Health Center" (formerly the "Optimal Wellness Center") in Schaumburg, Illinois. He wrote the books The No-Grain Diet (with Alison Rose Levy) and The Great Bird Flu Hoax. Mercola criticizes many aspects of standard medical practice, such as vaccination and what he views as overuse of prescription drugs and surgery to treat diseases. On his website mercola.com, Mercola and colleagues advocate a number of unproven alternative health notions including homeopathy, and anti-vaccine positions. Mercola is a member of the political advocacy group Association of American Physicians and Surgeons as well as several alternative medicine organizations.Mercola's medical claims have been criticized by business, regulatory, medical, and scientific communities. A 2006 BusinessWeek editorial stated his marketing practices relied on "slick promotion, clever use of information, and scare tactics." In 2005, 2006, and 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Mercola and his company that they were making illegal claims of their products' ability to detect, prevent, and treat disease. The medical watchdog site Quackwatch has criticized Mercola for making "unsubstantiated claims [that] clash with those of leading medical and public health organizations and many unsubstantiated recommendations for dietary supplements."List of colleges and universities in Chicago
The following is a list of colleges and universities in the Chicago metropolitan area.Midwestern University
Midwestern University (MWU) is a private graduate medical and professional school with a main campus in Downers Grove, Illinois and an additional campus in Glendale, Arizona. Midwestern University offers degrees in osteopathic medicine, podiatry, dental medicine, optometry, nurse anesthesia, clinical psychology, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, biomedical sciences, and veterinary medicine.
Founded in 1900 as the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine is the fourth-oldest medical school currently active in the state of Illinois. In 1995, it opened an additional campus in Glendale, Arizona, becoming the second and largest medical school to teach students in the state of Arizona. The university over the years expanded beyond providing education in medicine and in 1993 it united these programs under the name Midwestern University. It offers degrees in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, podiatric medicine, and other health professions.
The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The medical schools are also accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.Osteopathy
Osteopathy is a type of alternative medicine that emphasizes manual readjustments, myofascial release and other physical manipulation of muscle tissue and bones. Practitioners of osteopathy are referred to as osteopaths. Its name derives from Ancient Greek "bone" (ὀστέον) and "sensitive to" or "responding to" (-πάθεια).While the UK's National Health Service says there is "limited evidence to suggest" that osteopathy "may be effective for some types of neck, shoulder or lower limb pain and recovery after hip or knee operations", it acknowledges that there is no evidence that osteopathy is effective as a treatment for health conditions "unrelated" to the bones and muscles, "such as headaches, migraines, painful periods, digestive disorders, depression and excessive crying in babies (colic)"; an explicit reference to the claims of osteopathic manipulative medicine. Others have concluded that osteopathic style manipulation "failed to produce compelling evidence" for efficacy in treating musculoskeletal pain.The government policy and legal framework in which practitioners operate vary greatly from country to country, with some having both non-physician osteopaths and medically trained osteopathic physicians.Richard Scheuring
Richard Anthony Scheuring, D.O., FAsMA is an osteopathic physician and a NASA flight surgeon. Dr. Scheuring holds the rank of lieutenant colonel and was involved in the constellation program at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. He graduated from Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993 and completed a family medicine residency. After completing his first residency, Dr. Scheuring pursued additional training in aerospace medicine and preventive medicine at Wright State University.Riverside Medical Center
Established in 1964, Riverside Medical Center serves the south suburban counties of Chicago, United States, as a not-for-profit medical facility. Riverside has three medical campuses serving Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Coal City, Frankfort, and Watseka, IL as well as nine Community Health Centers serving areas within Kankakee, Will, Iroquois and Grundy Counties.
Riverside Medical Center has specialty programs in cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, obstetrics, trauma, oncology, rehabilitation, geriatrics, occupational health, treatment of alcohol and chemical dependency and psychiatric services. For its heart and oncology programs, Riverside partners with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
The Riverside Medical Center Kankakee Campus houses a 336-bed hospital that provides inpatient and outpatient care. The Emergency Department is designated as a Level II Trauma Center and a Resource Hospital by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Kankakee is home to Riverside's senior living community featuring active independent living, assisted living, 24-hour skilled nursing care and Alzheimer's care.Rudy Moise
Rudolph "Rudy" Moise (born September 22, 1954) is an American businessman, osteopathic physician, former colonel of the United States Air Force, politician, lawyer, actor, and producer. He serves as trustee and a member of the Board of Governors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and was a trustee of University of Miami, where he is currently serving as Secretary.Moise served twenty-one years as a flight surgeon for the Homestead Air Reserve Station where he rose to the rank of colonel, the highest position awarded to an American of Haitian descent. He ran an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination for Florida's 17th congressional district in 2010 and its 24th district in 2012, losing in both primary elections to Frederica Wilson.In April 2014, Moise was appointed Ambassador-at-Large by Haitian president Michel Martelly to promote investments in Haiti. Moise later unveiled alternatives to promote tourism, revitalize agricultural production, create jobs, inject foreign capital into the national economy, and rehabilitate the environment.Sigma Sigma Phi
Sigma Sigma Phi (ΣΣΦ or SSP), is the national osteopathic medicine honors fraternity for medical students training to be Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). The National Osteopathic Medicine Honors Fraternity is a group united in the interest of preserving the highest class of medical scholastic excellence and includes community service.
Sigma Sigma Phi was founded in 1921, and the fraternity's goal is to directly impact the student bodies by encouraging the highest class of academic excellence. Criteria for membership into Sigma Sigma Phi include scholastic achievement, such as class rank and dedication to community service and the highest class of academic excellence.Stephen J. Kopp
Stephen James Kopp (March 28, 1951 – December 17, 2014) was an American educator. He was president of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia from 2005 until his death in 2014.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Notre Dame, and his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
He served as a postdoctoral fellow at the St. Louis University Medical Center, and a research fellow and NIH Fellow in the department of biochemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago prior to joining the faculty of Midwestern University.
Prior to his career at Marshall, Kopp had been serving as a Special Assistant to the Chancellor with the Ohio Board of Regents. Dr. Kopp served as Provost at Ohio University from 2002 to 2004 in Athens, Ohio. He also was founding Dean of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions at Central Michigan University, and founding Dean of the College of Allied Health Professions at Midwestern University. He also served in a variety of positions for nearly 20 years at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Kopp assumed the presidency on July 1, 2005, taking over from interim president Michael J. Farrell. During that time, MU invested more than $300 million in new buildings and building renovations, including the new Visual Arts Center in downtown Huntington, the $55 million Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex, the $48 million Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center, the $23.5 million Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center, the $44 million Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, the $17 million Chris Cline Athletic Complex indoor practice facility and the $8 million Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex.
Marshall’s academic profile grew dramatically under Kopp with new high-demand majors and degree programs, including digital forensics and the new schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and public health. Facing declining undergraduate enrollment at the beginning of his term, Kopp went on a tour statewide of high schools throughout West Virginia and was able to help Marshall reach record highs for undergraduate enrollment. Under his leadership, the four-year undergraduate engineering program was re-established and is now fully accredited. Also, external funding for research doubled and a $30 million research endowment has been established at Marshall, following the successful mini-campaign to raise $15 million in private gifts. President Kopp was the architect for the West Virginia Research Trust Fund legislation, which has matched dollar-for-dollar the private gifts to Marshall in support research.
He was also a key figure in guiding the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine out of its LCME probationary period in 2011 to reaccreditation in 2013 along with Dean Joseph I. Shapiro, whom Kopp was very instrumental in recruiting to Marshall in 2012.
Kopp died on December 17, 2014, of an apparent heart attack.Victor Lindlahr
Victor Hugo Lindlahr (February 14, 1897 – January 26, 1969) was an American radio presenter and health food writer. From 1936 to 1953, he hosted Talks and Diet, a popular radio series about nutrition.W. Kenneth Riland
W. Kenneth Riland, D.O. (1912–1989) was born 7 August 1912, in Camden, New Jersey. An osteopathic physician (D.O.) whose patients included Richard M. Nixon and Nelson A. Rockefeller, he was the cofounder of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Old Westbury, Long Island, New York."Personal physician to Nelson A. Rockefeller for more than 30 years, Dr. Riland treated a number of nationally known figures. He provided osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) to Richard M. Nixon for several years and even traveled with the President on his world trip in 1969 and his trip to China in 1972. Dr. Riland also provided OMT to Henry A. Kissinger during his stint as Secretary of State...Dr. Riland graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1936. Soon after settling in Manhattan, he began working part-time for the US Steel Corporation. He later became U.S. Steel's chief physician in New York, a position he held for more than 20 years. In 1974, he became a consultant to the company. He was still practicing in Manhattan at the time of his death."Dr. Riland was a cofounder and chairman of the board of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in Old Westbury, NY. He was also a founder and the first president of both the New York Academy of Osteopathy and the Academy's Foundation for Research. Dr. Riland delivered the 1969 Andrew Taylor Still Memorial Address, an annual lecture presented at the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) House of Delegates in memory and honor of the founder of osteopathic medicine; it is considered as one of the profession's highest honors. Dr. Riland was board certified in rehabilitation medicine and was a Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) and the New York Academy of Osteopathy. He served the AAO as a Trustee and as a member of its Board of Governors, and he was the 1963 recipient of the Academy's Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Postgraduate Institute of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery which is now affiliated with NYCOM. Dr. Riland received an honorary doctorate of science from Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and a doctor of laws degree from the New York Institute of Technology. He also received a distinguished service award from the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society and O.J. Snyder Memorial Medallion from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.Riland was known to be a Manhattan socialite. He kept a journal of his life's events, which is now at the Rockefeller Archive Center at Rockefeller University in New York City, NY.He died of complications from lymphoma on 13 March 1989 at New York Presbyterian Hospital (formerly New York Hospital.) At the time, he was 76 years old.
Today, the W. Kenneth Riland Memorial Lecture and medal presentation is a key feature at the annual mid-year conference of the American Osteopathic College of Occupational & Preventive Medicine (AOCOPM). Dr. Riland was a pioneer in the field of occupational & environmental medicine, a longtime member and fellow of the AOCOPM. Established in 1983, this prestigious lecture is presented by an individual, member or nonmember, who has demonstrated a desire to see the practice of occupational & preventive medicine excel for the public good.