Medical EducationCOMMENTARY

Forty Years of University of New England’s Research and Scholarship and its Impact in Maine, New England, and Beyond

Jane E. Carreiro, DO
Notes and Affiliations
Notes and Affiliations

Received: February 20, 2020

Accepted: February 27, 2020

Published: August 1, 2020

J Osteopath Med; 120(8): 540-542

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) was founded by a group of osteopathic physicians who wanted to ensure that the practice of Osteopathic Medicine would endure in northern New England and that patients in the region would continue to receive the best health care possible. UNECOM merged with St. Francis College in 1978 to form the University of New England (UNE).1 UNE has grown and developed over the years, building on the shared Franciscan and osteopathic traditions of integrating philosophy and intellect. Following the 1996 merger with Westbrook College in Portland, Maine, UNE now comprises 3 campuses, 13 additional health profession programs, 6 Centers of Excellence in Research, and strong undergraduate programs that link the environment, people, and community in a “One Health” concept.

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