Saturday, December 20, 2014

Alabama's 1st osteopathic college opens its doors

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's first osteopathic college has opened its doors in Dothan.

The Dothan Eagle reports ( that the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine on Monday opened to 162 students, dozens of employees and millions more dollars of potential for economic development and expansion.

School officials say the inaugural class will go through orientation this week and begin classes Aug. 5. They will spend two years in the classroom in Dothan and then two years in residency at hospitals throughout the country. The class is expected to graduate in 2017.

Oregon State University graduate Chris Moser said he visited the campus several times before deciding to relocate to Dothan to attend school. Moser said he likes being part of something new and building the foundation for the college's future.


Information from: The Dothan Eagle,