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.

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