A.T. Still University

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A.T. Still University
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Former names
American School of Osteopathy (1892-1922)

A.T. Still College of Osteopathy and Surgery (1922-1924)
Combined Schools Kirksville Osteopathy College (1924-1926)
Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery (1926-1971) [1]

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (1972-2003)

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Type Private medical school
Established1892;128 years ago (1892)
Endowment US $53.6 million [3] (2006)
President Craig M. Phelps, DO
Academic staff
167 full time, 481 part time [4]
Students3,717 [5] [6]
Location
40°11′37″N92°34′46″W / 40.193611°N 92.579444°W / 40.193611; -92.579444 Coordinates: 40°11′37″N92°34′46″W / 40.193611°N 92.579444°W / 40.193611; -92.579444
CampusKirksville, MO
Mesa, AZ
Colors Blue and Aqua
        
Website atsu.edu

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) is a private medical school based in Kirksville, Missouri, with a second campus in Arizona. Founded in 1892 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, [7] it was the world's first osteopathic medical school. [8] It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. ATSU includes two campuses on 200 acres with six schools and colleges.

History

Missouri

In 1892 in Kirksville, Missouri, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still founded the first osteopathic medical school in the world. It was originally named American School of Osteopathy, but is now known as the A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM). ATSU-KCOM is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). [9] In 1892 Still hired William Smith, a formally trained Scottish physician, to serve as the first anatomy professor of the school. Several other early osteopathic schools eventually merged with Still's school including the Atlantic School of Osteopathy (1898-1905), which had been based in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania and then Buffalo, New York. [10] [11]

Arizona

The Arizona School of Health Sciences was established by ATSU in 1995.

A second ATSU campus opened in 2000 in Mesa Arizona. The Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health began accepting students in 2003, and the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA), began accepting students in 2007. SOMA educates osteopathic medicine students under a relatively new medical educational model, which links osteopathic training to community health centers in the U.S.. [12]

A partnership exists between ATSU and the National Association of Community Health Centers. [13] The ATSU-ASDOH implemented a model integrating state of the art training with patient care needs in Community Health Centers (CHCs). ATSU-SOMA works in partnership with eleven sites to integrate medical education with preparation for the most complex healthcare careers. [14] A hometown program exists to offer an opportunity for medical students previously connected to CHCs to gain admission. [15]

The Center of Advanced Oral Health, at A.T. Still University in Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, opened in 2014 in Mesa. It provides dentistry for those with advanced oral health needs, and developed in response to the complex needs of patients in underserved communities. [16]

Campus and locations

ATSU occupies two campuses (Kirksville, Mo., and Mesa, Ariz.) on more than 200 acres with six schools offering programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, health sciences, and health management. [16]

Missouri campus

ATSU's main campus is located on 150 acres in Kirksville, Missouri. Kirksville's population is more than 17,000 and is approximately 180 miles to Kansas City and 214 miles to St. Louis.

Arizona campus

A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, located in the city of Mesa, was established in the 1990s and is located on a 59-acre campus approximately 25 miles from Phoenix.

Academics

ATSU currently has 30 graduate and post-professional programs among its schools and colleges:

Student life

ATSU has an average annual enrollment of more than 3,100 students from 35 countries. [19] The University also has approximately 40 student organizations, and students to faculty is an 11:1 ratio. [20] The Still-Well Student Wellness Program is designed to encourage students' health and wellness.

Notable alumni

See also

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