Accreditation is important to look at when choosing a medical school.
Touro University Nevada began as its parent, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California, launched a branch campus in Henderson, Nevada. In July 2003, Touro University Nevada received institutional approval from the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education (CPE) to grant the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). In January 2004, the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) approved the inclusion of TUNCOM within the scope of accreditation of TUCOM.
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) as a branch campus of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and its most recent and successful COCA accreditation was granted in 2008.
In addition, Touro University Nevada is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) as a branch campus of the California school.
COCA Accreditation Resources
- Element 1.1: Program Mission
- Element 1.2: Strategic Plan
- Element 6.2: Programmatic Educational Objectives (page 229 of catalog)
- Element 6.3: Maximum Length of Completion
- Element 6.12: COMLEX-USA
- Element 7.8: Faculty Advancement and Appointment
- Element 9.1: Admissions Policy
- Element 9.2: Academic Standards
- Element 9.3: Transfer Policies
- Element 9.8: Mental Health Services
- Element 9.9: Physical Health Services
- Element 9.11: Health Insurance
- Element 11.3: Average Student Debt