Karen J. Nichols, D.O.
, dean of the Midwestern University/Chicago
College of Osteopathic Medicine, will present our 2017 Commencement address.
Dr. Nichols has served as president of the American Osteopathic Association, the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association and the American College of Osteopathic Internists - and was the first woman to serve in those roles. She also is one of the first two osteopathic physicians to be nominated by the AOA and elected to the Accreditation Council of the Graduate Medical Education board.
Prior to becoming dean at CCOM, she was assistant dean of post-doctoral education and division director of internal medicine at the Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also has worked in private practice in internal medicine and geriatrics in Mesa, Ariz. A graduate of the Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Nichols also holds a master's degree in management with a specialty in health care administration from Central Michigan University.
Commencement 2017 will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. For more information on the event, click