Medical School Public Statement Correction
Wasatch Educational needs to correct information made in the public statement of November 21 regarding the proposed medical education program referred to as the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine anticipated in a few years in Utah County. There was no intention on the part of Wasatch Educational to imply that the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) has made any decisions pertaining to an accreditation status of the proposed medical program. The proposed medical program (announced as the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine) is currently in applicant status seeking accreditation. Applicant status is offered without rights or privileges of the COCA accreditation and does not establish, suggest or imply recognition or accreditation status by the COCA. Milestones in the accreditation process must be met over the coming years and the medical education institution must achieve Pre-Accreditation Status in order to admit students. The timeline for recruiting and admitting the inaugural class for the medical education institution is dependent on securing that status.