Licensure Requirements

Licensure for the practice of medicine is granted on a state-by-state basis. Graduation from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) meets one of the basic requirements for licensure in all 50 states.

Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) is accredited by the American 

Osteopathic Association (AOA)/Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). COCA is recognized as the accrediting agency for colleges of osteopathic medicine by the United States Department of Education and the Council of Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA). AZCOM is currently accredited through 2028. Graduates are eligible to take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Exam (COMLEX) series of examinations leading to licensure as a physician.

Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) program is designed to meet one of the educational requirements to become licensed to practice medicine in the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine has not made a determination that its Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine curriculum meets the territorial educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following territories: Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Students in this program receive a direct notification that Midwestern University has not made a determination if their program meets the requirements in the above listed territories. In addition, all Osteopathic Medicine graduates must complete a graduate medical education program (residency training program) to become licensed to practice.

Each student should check the additional licensure requirements for the state, district or territory in which the student intends to pursue employment.