Wasatch Educational Statement Correcting Status of the Proposed Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Please refer to the following statement to correct the information released yesterday.

Yesterday, Wasatch Educational announced plans to bring a medical education program and institute to Utah County. The announcement may have inadvertently left a public perception that the accrediting commission already accredited it. Such a perception is incorrect. Please refer to the following statement to correct the information released yesterday:

Wasatch Educational needs to correct information made in the public statement of Nov. 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 yesterday 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.

Wasatch Educational calls on all media outlets and interested parties to take note of this information and correct the information they provided or published on Nov. 21, 2017. Wasatch Educational regrets its oversight to properly position the current status of its program and plans to communicate the proper status correctly in all current and future communications.

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