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Midwestern University
Midwestern University seal.svg
Former names
American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Chicago College of Osteopathy
MottoEducating Tomorrow's Healthcare Team
Type Private, non-profit
Established1900; 118 years ago (1900)
PresidentKathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D.
Academic staff
368 (Downers Grove)
393 (Glendale)
Students2,932 (Downers Grove) [1]
3,295(Glendale)) [2]
Location
CampusSuburban:
Downers Grove,
105 acres (42.5 ha);
Glendale, 156 acres (63.1 ha)
LanguageEnglish
Colors     Dark Blue
     Dark Warm Grey
     Light Slightly Warmer Grey
Website www.midwestern.edu
Midwestern University wordmark.svg

Midwestern University (MWU) is an American non-profit graduate medical and professional school specializing in health sciences education, with a main campus located on 105-acres in Downers Grove, a suburb of Chicago, and an additional campus located on 156-acres in Glendale, Arizona. Midwestern University offers degrees in osteopathic medicine, podiatry, dental medicine, optometry, nurse anesthesia, clinical psychology, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, biomedical sciences, and veterinary medicine.

Founded in 1900 as the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine is the fourth-oldest medical school currently active in the state of Illinois. In 1995, it opened an additional campus in Glendale, Arizona, becoming the second and largest medical school to teach students in the state of Arizona. The university over the years expanded beyond providing education in medicine and in 1993 it united these programs under the name Midwestern University. It offers degrees in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, podiatric medicine, and other health professions. According to U.S. News & World Report (2015), Midwestern University's Downers Grove, IL and Glendale AZ campuses had two of the top physician assistant programs (tied #20) in the country.

The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The medical schools are also accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

History

The university was founded in 1900 as the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. [3] The school was the fourth medical school in the world to grant the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree, and the first in the state of Illinois. [4]

In 1986, the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine moved from its prior location in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois to a new campus in the western suburb of Downers Grove, Illinois. In 1991, the Chicago College of Pharmacy opened. [5] [6] The College of Health Sciences began in 1992. [7] In 1993, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a single educational mission for the institution, uniting the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Chicago College of Pharmacy, and the Chicago College of Health Sciences into Midwestern University. [8] [9]

In 1996, the university opened a new campus in Glendale, Arizona. The first college at the Glendale campus was the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, which began its first courses in 1996. [10] [11] The college joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine as one of only two medical schools in Arizona at the time. Similar to the growth of its Downers Grove campus, the Glendale campus expanded beyond solely training physicians by opening a Glendale-based physician assistant master's degree program in the College of Health Sciences in 1997, and founding the College of Pharmacy-Glendale in 1998, the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona in 2006, the Arizona College of Optometry in 2009, and the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.

In 2010, the university received a Conservation and Native Landscaping Awards from the Environmental Protection Agency for restoring 9 acres of wetland and oak-hickory woods. [12] [13]

In 2013, the Downers Grove campus began offering a Doctor of Psychology program, which received accreditation from the American Psychological Association. [14] The following year (in 2014), the College of Veterinary Medicine opened at the Glendale campus, at a cost of $90 million, [15] [16] with a 109,000-square-foot veterinary teaching hospital, a 36,000-square-foot large animal teaching facility, and a 76,000-square-foot classroom building. [17] The school is the only veterinary medical school in the state of Arizona, [18] and was the 29th veterinary medical school in the United States. [19]

Academics and accreditation

Campus College Founded Accreditation [20]
Chicago MidwesternU 1900 The Higher Learning Commission [21]
Dental Medicine 2006 American Dental Association [22]
Health Sciences 1996 American Physical Therapy Association [23]
ARC-PA [24]
American Occupational Therapy Association [25]
American Psychological Association [26]
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association [27]
Optometry 2017 American Optometric Association [28]
Osteopathic Medicine 1900 American Osteopathic Association's COCA
Pharmacy 1991 Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education [29]
Arizona
Dental Medicine 2006 American Dental Association [22]
Health Sciences 1996 American Physical Therapy Association [23]
ARC-PA [24]
American Occupational Therapy Association [25]
American Psychological Association [26]
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association [27]
Council on Podiatric Medical Education [30]
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia [31]
Optometry 2017 American Optometric Association [28]
Osteopathic Medicine 1996 American Osteopathic Association's COCA
Pharmacy 1998 Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education [32]
Veterinary medicine 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association [33]

Through its eleven colleges, Midwestern University offers 17 academic programs at two locations. All programs are graduate-level, and focus on the health professions. The university is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. [21] Doctoral degree programs include the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Psychology, Doctor of Optometry, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Several master's degrees are also offered, including the following: Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Biomedical Sciences, Master of Science in Cardiovascular Science, and a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia. The university also offers a one-year Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences as a transitional degree providing prerequisite science courses that assist students in pursuing more advanced healthcare degree programs.

Campuses

Downers Grove, Illinois

The Downers Grove campus is located on a 105-acre (42.5 ha) site in Downers Grove, Illinois, a suburban area 25 miles west of downtown Chicago. [34] The campus includes green space, wooded areas, and a nature trail, in addition to classrooms, laboratories, a library, an auditorium building, and recreational facilities. [35] The Science Hall is a 239,000 square foot building which consists of classrooms, more than 100 offices, and 25 laboratories. [36] The Science Hall opened in 2011, and includes a gross anatomy lab, research labs and a clinical simulation lab for the dental school. [36] Student housing is provided in three different facilities: Redwood Hall I, Redwood Hall II, and the Pines Apartments. The Traditional Residence Halls (consisting of five connected residence halls: Aspen Hall, Birch Hall, Chestnut Hall, Dogwood Hall, and Elm Hall) were demolished in 2015. The Downers Grove campus is home to over 2,500 students and five colleges, offering twelve fields of study.

Glendale, Arizona

Midwestern University Demographics [20]
Students
American Indian or Alaskan 0%
Asian 25%
Black or African American 2%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Native Hawaiian 0%
White 63%
Two or more races 3%
Unknown 1%
Non-resident alien 1%

The Glendale campus is located on a 156-acre (63.1 ha) [10] site in Glendale, Arizona, a suburban area 15 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix. It contains facilities such as practice labs, lecture halls, classrooms, a comprehensive library, and outpatient clinics. Student housing is provided in the Student Apartment Complex, which consists of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Amenities provided exclusively for residents and guests of student housing include a swimming pool, volleyball court, and sand play area. The Glendale campus is home to over 3,200 students and five colleges, offering fourteen fields of study. Since the campus opened in 1995, the university has invested about $425 million into the Glendale campus. [11]

Patient care

Midwestern University operates several clinics, in Glendale, Arizona and in Downers Grove, Illinois. The Downers Grove Multispecialty Medical Clinic consists of a five story, 193,000 square foot building, which opened in 2012 at a cost of $112 million. [37] [38] The clinic includes a dental institute, a family practice clinic, speech & language institute, and an optometry clinic. [39]

Four on-campus community clinics have been built on the Glendale campus to provide medical services to the local community while subsequently providing hands-on clinical experience to its students: the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic, the Midwestern University Dental Institute, the Midwestern University Eye Institute, and the Midwestern University Companion Animal Clinic. [40] The Companion Animal Clinic is part of the larger Animal Health Institute, which also includes an Equine and Bovine Center and a Diagnostic Pathology Center.

Students

More than 6,000 students were in attendance at Midwestern University for the 2015-16 academic year (both campuses). At the Downers Grove campus, there are 2,392 students in attendance. 58% are female, 42% are male. 63% are white, 25% are Asian, and 4% are Hispanic or Latino. At the Glendale campus, there are 3,295 students in attendance. 51% of students at the Glendale campus are male, while 49% are female. 65% are white, 19% are Asian, and 6% are Hispanic or Latino.

Students at Midwestern University participate in a number of clubs on campus and an active student government association. There are several professional fraternities on campus, including Alpha Omega, Delta Sigma Delta, Kappa Psi, Phi Delta Chi, Psi Chi, Rho Chi, Rho Pi Phi, Sigma Sigma Phi, Phi Lambda Sigma. The behavioral medicine club hosts an improvisation show, which benefits charities. [41] Additional clubs and organizations on campus include: [42]

Alumni

There are more than 6,000 graduates from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, practicing throughout the United States. [43] Notable alumni include:

See also

References

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