College of Osteopathic Medicine

On October 23, 2007, the Board of Trustees at William Carey University (WCU) unanimously voted to authorize Dr. Tommy King, president, to employ a dean for the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM). The rationale was to open the COM to address the severe shortage of physicians in Mississippi and surrounding states and to impact the healthcare of rural Mississippians.

In January 2008, Michael K. Murphy, D.O., was employed to aid in accomplishing this goal. On March 3, 2008, the College was officially established. Press conferences were held in Jackson at the Mississippi Baptist Convention Building and on the Hattiesburg campus of WCU on March 7, 2008. The President announced the establishment of the College and introduced Dr. Murphy, the founding dean. William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine was awarded provisional accreditation by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation at its meeting September 12-13, 2009.

William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine is the state’s second medical school and the first in the region to focus on osteopathic medicine.

We are now accepting applications at:
https://aacomas.aacom.org/.

For more information, please call (601) 318-6235 or email com@wmcarey.edu


ATLS Registration

To register for WCU COM ATLS at wmcarey.edu/com/ATLSRegistration for information or questions call (601) 318-6663

College of Osteopathic Medicine News

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Barinder Singh, a second-year student at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine from McGehee, Ark., recently won an honorable mention for her poem “Clearing” at the 33rd annual William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition.
 
The competition is sponsored by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio. It is open to students attending allopathic or osteopathic medical schools in the United States and Canada.
 

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) week brings the osteopathic medical profession together to focus on one common goal - increasing awareness of osteopathic medicine and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) in communities across the country.