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Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation Third-Party Comments

Third-Party Comments

Your voice matters

The AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) welcomes any written or oral third-party comments at its meetings

COCA will receive, review and consider third-party comments in regard to accreditation action, request for substantive change or request to enter into a teach-out agreement. Written notice must indicate to which college of osteopathic medicine (COM) the comment is addressed and a general overview of the comments to be made.

Persons wishing to present third-party testimony at a meeting must provide written notice 30 days prior to the meeting they wish to attend. Although persons wishing to present third-party commentary are not required to present oral testimony, it is expected that all third-party testimony will include a written portion. The COM will be notified of the third-party presentation and will receive a copy of the written comments so that they can have an opportunity to comment.

Notice of opportunity to comment will be provided with announcements of the meeting as issued on the AOA website, press releases from the AOA Communications Department and other vehicles as may be developed.

Please send any requests to submit third-party testimony or questions to

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