A. T. Still University

A. T. Still University

A.T. Still University, based in Kirksville, Missouri, is a combination of five schools which educate health care professionals based on the principles of osteopathic medicine, first devised by American physician Andrew Taylor Still, M.D. While its main campus in Kirksville, Missouri is the home of The Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, the world's first osteopathic medical school founded in 1892, ATSU also has schools on its campus in Mesa, Arizona: the [http://www.atsu.edu/soma/ School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona] , the [http://www.atsu.edu/asdoh/ Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health] (the state's first dental school), and the [http://www.ashs.edu Arizona School of Health Sciences] . ATSU also offers online health management training programs through its [http://www.atsu.edu/shm School of Health Management] . A.T. Still University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programs

Athletic training, Audiology, Biomedical Science, Dentistry, Geriatric Health, Health Administration, Health Management, Occupational Therapy, Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy.

History

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine founded in 1892 (originally named American School of Osteopathy); Arizona School of Health Sciences founded in 1995; School of Health Management founded in 1999; Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health founded in 2003; School of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona founded in 2006. The [http://www.atsudental.com/home/ ASDOH clinic] opened in 2005.

Kirksville as the original osteopathic model has continued to distribute graduates at top levels to the rural and underserved areas of the nation in most need of physicians. Kirksville (KCOM) graduates train in Missouri and in Arizona in a wide range of rural and urban locations. The School of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona (SOMA) is a new medical education model linking osteopathic training to the nation's Community Health Centers. KCOM and SOMA both have over 20% of graduates who are fluent in Spanish. ATSU graduates match up to the populations in most need of health care in student birth to admission life experiences, training location, and career choice.

A unique partnership exists between A.T. Still and the [http://www.nachc.com National Association of Community Health Centers] . In response to needs for primary care, the Physician Assistant training program was integrated into the initial Arizona campus plans. The Dental School implemented a unique model integrating state of the art training with patient care needs in Community Health Centers. The School of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona works in partnership with [http://www.atsu.edu/soma/medschool_future/community_health_centers.htm eleven sites (Wai'anae HI, Renton/Seattle WA, Portland OR, Visalia/Porterville CA, Flagstaff AZ, Tucson AZ, Phoenix Indian AZ, Milford OH, Beaufort SC, Troy AL, and Brooklyn NY] to integrate medical education with preparation for the most complex health care careers. A [http://www.atsu.edu/soma/admissions/hometown.htm Hometown program] exists to offer an opportunity for medical students previously connected to CHCs to gain admission. Specific tracks also focus on Native American health professional workforce.

See also

*Dentistry
*List of dental schools in the United States
*List of medical schools in the United States
*Osteopathic medicine

External links

* [http://www.atsu.edu ATSU]


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