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BCOM announces GOsC and QAA review success for quality in osteopathic education

The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) is delighted to announce that it has achieved a third consecutive successful review for quality in osteopathic education.

The college has been awarded Recognised Qualification (RQ) status ‘approval without conditions’ by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), in the renewal of recognition review for quality in Higher Education.

Dr Kerstin Rolfe, Principal at BCOM said: “At BCOM we continue to lead the sector in the provision of academic excellence and quality in osteopathic education. This review is recognition of our commitment to providing our students with the highest level of training and support.”

Report Summary

  • The College was praised for the early exposure of students to scholarly activity highlighting BCOM’s commitment to developing a progressive research culture that enhances the students learning.
  • Students are provided with wide ranging and effective mechanisms of formal and informal academic and pastoral support, well matched to their individual learning needs.
  • BCOM’s research facilities, with extensive resources and dedicated staff, are widely accessed by students to inform their learning and osteopathic practice.
  • The long-established clinic attracts a high volume and wide diversity of patients, allowing students to see a significant number of new patients, thus enhancing their professional clinical experience.
  • Effective encouragement of peer support between students in all facets of the college is widely appreciated by students, who value the community of learning that is engendered at BCOM.

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Date Posted: 08/08/2018 | Posted In: College News

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