Improving the future of primary care in the southeast is a goal the Board of Directors at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine has had in their sight since it was founded in 2001.
The shortage of physicians in rural areas, such as southwest Virginia and the Appalachian region, fueled the need for this medical school. Over the years, the increased number of students from medically underserved populations across the southeastern United States led to the growth and expansion of VCOM. With that growth comes increased responsibility to maintain financial stability and consistent medical education.
With four campuses under the VCOM umbrella, the Board of Directors has concentrated on providing an environment that equips our students with an affordable, state-of-the-art, high-quality education with excellent faculty and staff.
The board of directors has concentrated on keeping a financially stable bottom line without high debt and without having to procure state funding for our campuses. This focus keeps the College operating during the COVID-19 crisis, allowing all our faculty and staff to continue providing services and ensuring our students are able to complete educational requirements. VCOM is among the top private medical schools in the United States with the most affordable tuition. This, combined with many scholarship opportunities, allows our students to concentrate on their studies instead of debt.
This year VCOM has added new members to the College-wide Board and campus-specific Advisory Boards. We welcome the increased knowledge and input that all our board members contribute. The future of VCOM is in a great place.