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Official correspondence to the COCA should be addressed to staff members:
               Accreditation Manager, Director or Team Secretary of the COCA at the address or
               email below.


                 The Secretary of the COCA       VP Accreditation        Department of Accreditation
                                                                         American Osteopathic Association
                                                                         142 E. Ontario St.
                                                                         Chicago, IL 60611-2864

                 Annette Puzan, MBA              Accreditation Manager   Department of Accreditation
                                                                         American Osteopathic Association
                                                                         142 E. Ontario St.
                                                                         Chicago, IL 60611-2864
                  Chantel Ishola, MM             Manager                 Division of Predoctoral Education
                                                                         American Osteopathic Association
                                                                         142 E. Ontario St.
                                                                         Chicago, IL 60611

                 Division of Predoctoral         Phone: (312) 202-8097   website: predoc@osteopathic.org
                 Education                       Fax: (312) 202-8397


               The University of the Incarnate Word Mission


               The first Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, three young French women motivated by the
               love of God and their recognition of God's presence in each person, came to San Antonio in 1869
               to minister to the sick and the poor. Their spirit of Christian service is perpetuated in the
               University of the Incarnate Word primarily through teaching and scholarship, encompassing
               research and artistic expression.  Inspired by Judeo-Christian values, the Catholic Intellectual
               Tradition, and Catholic Social Teaching, the University of the Incarnate Word aims to educate
               men and women who will become concerned and enlightened citizens within the global
               community.

               The University of the Incarnate Word is committed to educational excellence in a context of faith
               in Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word of God. Thus, through a liberal education the university
               cultivates the development of the whole person and values of life-long learning. To that end,
               faculty and students support each other in the search for and communication of truth, thoughtful
               innovation, care of the environment, community service, and social justice.

               The University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community
               persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the
               discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.

               The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine Mission

               The mission of the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
               (UIWSOM) is anchored by the founding call of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word to
               extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

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