A.T. Still University was formed in 1892 and stands as the world’s first osteopathic medical school. Continuing to be a trend setter over one century later, they operate as of the finest and well known medical schools in the world.
A constant utilizer of both high quality faculty and advanced technology, its core message of training for the delivery of whole person health care has reached thousands of students over the years.
This in turn has contributed immensely to the high quality of health care in the United States and abroad through the education of some of the best health care professionals today in over 35 countries. In research alone, A.T Still University has contributed through the parenting of two esteemed research institutions, the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine and the International Center for Osteopathic History.
It is also widely acknowledged that A.T. Still University is one of the best centers for geriatric health research and education in the United Sates, and is regularly introduced in US News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools Guide”.
A.T. Still University offers a wide multidisciplinary and education level degree offering ranging from a Doctorate in Health Sciences or Dental Medicine down to a Certificate in Orthodontics. In all, there are over 800 doctorate programs to choose from, over 350 at the masters level, and boast 70 certificate programs to expedite education for much needed and specialized career personnel training.
The institute itself has at its core the combination three distinct elements of medicine. These are a commitment to whole person health care, Osteopathic Medicine as a science, and evidence based medicine as the method of pursuit.
The university is fully accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and a percentage rate of over 90% of the full time students attending receiving some sort of scholarships of federal financial aid.
While many schools seem to end their obligation to their students with the passing of a grade, A.T. Still University understands the preparing for a career in the medical field is much more than a few hours a day commitment. At two of their campuses they offer on campus housing as well as pointing the way for prospective students toward off campus arrangements at all of their locations.
This sense of community is also seen through the varied resources available to attending students, from its First Impressions magazine, to its 50+ student organizations that thrive on and off campus.
A.T. Still University not only brings luster to the communities its campuses grace but also brings the best local communities to its students. Both Mesa, AZ and Kirksville, MI are wonderful places to live, with Mesa’s urban and energetic setting at almost a half million people, to Kirksville’s almost idyllic small college town makeup with slightly over 20,000. No matter what feels like home, A.T. Still University makes a valiant attempt to rival.
A.T. Still University does its very best to live up to its mission statement that declares the intent to “serve as a learning-centered university dedicated to preparing highly competent professionals” to a tee. And with a reputable history of over one hundred years of doing just that, I would say that it is doing very well at living up to that commitment.
800 W. Jefferson St.
Kirksville, MO 63501
5850 E. Still Circle
Mesa, AZ 85206
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