The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine growing in the community

Published 03/18 2014 05:37PM

Updated 03/18 2014 08:31PM

Nine months after opening the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine is focusing on becoming a good neighbor.

"We are trying to partner with service organizations in the community. Our students are starting their clubs and organizations and so service is part of our mission,” said Philip Reynolds, Associate Dean of Student Services.

Now is the opportunity to lend helping hands to those who welcomed ACOM with open arms.

The college opened last July welcoming its first class of about 150 students and in three or so years that number will grow to about 600.

Reynolds said many of those students may only be here until they earn a degree, but during their four years they want to be an integral part of Dothan. Both in what they give to others and how they grow themselves.

"We purchased the plot of lands to be able to grow. We have plenty of land at our ACOM site, so we don't just want to do osteopathic medicine. We want to continue to grow and enhance the community of medicine throughout the state," said Reynolds.

The Alabama College of Osteopathic medicine want to be a good school and a great neighbor.

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