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|American School of Osteopathy (1892-1922)|
|Endowment||US $53.6 million (2006)|
|President||Craig M. Phelps, DO|
|167 full time, 481 part time|
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A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) is a non-profit, private, graduate school focusing on health sciences, as well as the world's first osteopathic medical school.Founded in 1892 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, the school is based in Kirksville, Missouri, United States, with a second campus in Arizona. ATSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Private universities are typically not operated by governments, although many receive tax breaks, public student loans, and grants. Depending on their location, private universities may be subject to government regulation. This is in contrast to public universities and national universities. Most private universities are non-profit organizations.
A graduate school is a school that awards advanced academic degrees with the general requirement that students must have earned a previous undergraduate (bachelor's) degree with a high grade point average. A distinction is typically made between graduate schools and professional schools, which offer specialized advanced degrees in professional fields such as medicine, nursing, business, engineering, speech-language pathology, or law. The distinction between graduate schools and professional schools is not absolute, as various professional schools offer graduate degrees and vice versa.
Osteopathic medicine is a branch of the medical profession in the United States. Osteopathic doctors (DOs) can be licensed to practice medicine and surgery in all 50 states and are recognized to varying degrees in 65 other countries.
ATSU includes two campuses on 200 acres with six schools that offer residential programs in athletic training, audiology, biomedical science, dentistry,occupational therapy, osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, and online programs in health science, public health, and transitional doctoral programs in various health professions. ATSU is made up of the following schools/colleges:
Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial area. Although primarily associated with teeth among the general public, the field of dentistry or dental medicine is not limited to teeth but includes other aspects of the craniofacial complex including the temporomandibular joint and other supporting, muscular, lymphatic, nervous, vascular, and anatomical structures.
The A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) was the first osteopathic medical school in the world, founded in 1892 in Kirksville, Missouri. It was originally named American School of Osteopathy. ATSU-KCOM is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
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..
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) is an osteopathic medical school in the United States granting the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. Established in 2007, ATSU-SOMA is located at the Mesa, Arizona campus of A.T. Still University. A.T. Still University (ATSU) is the original founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still in Kirksville, Missouri.
The community health center (CHC) in the United States is the dominant model for providing integrated primary care and public health services for the low-income and uninsured, and represents one use of federal grant funding as part of the country's health care safety net. The health care safety net can be defined as a group of health centers, hospitals, and providers willing to provide services to the nation’s uninsured and underserved population, thus ensuring that comprehensive care is available to all, regardless of income or insurance status. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 29 million people in the country were uninsured in 2015. Many more Americans lack adequate coverage or access to health care. These groups are sometimes called "underinsured." CHCs represent one method of accessing or receiving health and medical care for both underinsured and uninsured communities.
A partnership exists between ATSU and the National Association of Community Health Centers.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. A hometown program exists to offer an opportunity for medical students previously connected to CHCs to gain admission.
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.
ATSU includes two campuses with six schools:
With providing the world's first osteopathic principles to medicine, ATSU states:
"A.T. Still University of Health Sciences serves as a learning-centered university dedicated to preparing highly competent professionals through innovative academic programs with a commitment to continue its osteopathic heritage and focus on whole person healthcare, scholarship, community health, interprofessional education, diversity, and underserved populations."
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.
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.
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.
ATSU currently has 30 graduate and post-professional programs among its schools.
ATSU has an average annual enrollment of more than 3,100 students from 35 countries.The University also has approximately 40 student organizations, and students to faculty is an 11:1 ratio. The Still-Well Student Wellness Program is designed to encourage students' health and wellness.
ATSU has more than 200 full-time faculty.
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.
The Texas A&M College of Dentistry, located in Dallas, Texas, United States, is the dental school of Texas A&M University and is a component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. Almost two-thirds of all the dentists in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex received their education at the College of Dentistry, and more than one-third of all dentists in Texas are graduates of the college. It is the largest single provider of oral health care services in the Metroplex.
The Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) is the dental school of Harvard University. It is located in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. In addition to the DMD degree, HSDM offers specialty training programs, advanced training programs, a Ph.D. program through the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Master of Medical Sciences & Doctor of Medical Sciences degrees through Harvard Medical School. Being highly selective, admission into the pre-doctoral DMD program, as well as into the post-doctoral residency programs, is fiercely competitive. At its heart, the program considers dentistry a specialty of medicine. Therefore, all students at HSDM experience dual citizenship in both Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Medical School.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is a graduate-level institution of the University of North Texas System, located on a 33-acre campus in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas. Established in 1970, UNT Health Science Center consists of five colleges with a total enrollment of 2,243 graduate students (2014–15). The institution offers degrees in osteopathic medicine, public health, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and biomedical sciences.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is the dental school of the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt). It is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It is one of Pitt’s six schools of the health sciences and one of several dental schools in Pennsylvania. It is closely affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The School of Dental Medicine accepted 3.6% of applicants for the class of 2016, a record low for the school's entire history.
Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) is a private, non-profit, graduate school for the health professions, with a main campus located on 22 acres (8.9 ha) in downtown Pomona, California, and an additional medical school campus on 50 acres in Lebanon, Oregon. WesternU offers degrees in osteopathic medicine, dental medicine, optometry, podiatric medicine, nursing, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, pharmacy, biomedical sciences, and veterinary medicine. With an enrollment of 3,833 students (2018–19), WesternU is one of the largest graduate schools for the health professions in California, offering 21 academic programs in nine colleges. The university also operates two patient care centers, and has a pet wellness center on its Pomona campus. The WesternU Pomona campus is also home to the Center for Oral Health, the Southern California Museum of Medical History, and the Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy. WesternU offers health care services in several locations in Southern California and primary care services in Portland, Oregon.
James J. McGovern, Ph.D., served eleven years as president of A.T. Still University (ATSU), which has campuses in Kirksville, Missouri, and Mesa, Arizona. He was also a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. During his presidency, he increased enrollment from 600 to over 3,000 students and founded five more schools, which offer degrees such as: Au.D., D.M.D., D.O., D.P.T., D.H.Ed.,and D.H.Sc. He retired in 2008, and became president of the National Center for Green Care which is a resource and research center for autistic, developmental, and senior cognitive disabilities.
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private university focused on medical programs and located in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area of Boston, Massachusetts. The university provides traditional and accelerated programs of study focused on professional education in pharmacy and the health sciences. Since 2000, MCPHS University has expanded to include two additional campuses, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire.
Michael Glick is an American dentist, professor and researcher. He is the editor of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) and was dean of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He concluded his service as dean on August 14, 2015.
The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) is a private graduate school of medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy with a main campus in Erie, Pennsylvania, and branch campuses located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Bradenton, Florida. Founded in 1992, LECOM confers degrees in osteopathic medicine (D.O.), pharmacy (PharmD), and dentistry (DMD), as well as master's degrees in Health Services Administration, Biomedical Sciences, and Medical Education. LECOM operates one of the few accelerated three-year pharmacy programs in the country, and is one of 2 pharmacy schools in the country with a distance education program.
The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is the dental school of Rutgers University. It is one of several professional schools that form Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, a division of the university. Established in 1956, the dental school is located in the University Heights neighborhood in city of Newark, New Jersey, United States. It is the only dental school in New Jersey and is one of only two public dental schools in the New York metropolitan area.
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) is a private, non-profit, graduate school for the health professions, with a main campus located on 23 acres in Kansas City, in the U.S. state of Missouri. Founded in 1916, KCU consists of both a medical school and a College of Biosciences.
Sigma Sigma Phi, 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.
Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH) is a graduate school of dentistry located in the city of Mesa, Arizona, United States, and is affiliated with A.T. Still University.
The University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine is the dental school of the University of Puerto Rico. It is located on the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is the only dental school in Puerto Rico. It is accredited by the American Dental Association.
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is the dental school of the University of Minnesota. It is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
Craig M. Phelps, D.O., FAOASM is the president and provost of A.T. Still University, a professional health science school located in Kirksville, Missouri, and Mesa, Arizona. As provost, Dr. Phelps oversees the A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, Arizona School of Health Sciences and the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Phelps graduated medical school from A.T. Still University KCOM in 1984. Dr. Phelps is the recipient of the 2006 KOAA Distinguished Service Award, ATSU’s George Windsor Award in 2007, and Health Care Heroes Finalist in 2008. Also in 2008 he was a Living Tribute Award Recipient.
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).