Candidate Status Application | Public Notification of Opportunity to Comment

This will serve as formal notice consistent with the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) Accreditation Element 12.7 that the proposed Baptist Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine (BUCOM) (applicant status-seeking accreditation), Memphis, Tennessee, intends to seek Candidate status through the COCA with an anticipated review date by the COCA on August 24 - 27, 2022. Third party comments regarding this application or other questions or comments regarding the proposed BUCOM may be sent to COCA at or COCA, c/o AOA, 142 E. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611. The proposed BUCOM (applicant status-seeking accreditation) is in the developmental stage of accreditation and has not been approved to recruit students. Inquiries to the proposed BUCOM (applicant status-seeking accreditation) may be forwarded to Peter Bell, MBA, FACOEP-dist, FACEP, Vice Provost & Dean of Medical Education at Please note that the proposed BUCOM is a unit of the Baptist Health Sciences University (BHSU), accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College.