Mark Speicher

Mark Speicher is Senior Vice President for Medical Education and Research at American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).  In this capacity, Dr. Speicher leads AACOM’s efforts to determine the current state and future development of osteopathic medical education (OME)He directs AACOM’s medical education program activities, monitors developments affecting OME, evaluates educational programs that focus on developing the highest quality doctors, and works closely with AACOM’s member colleges to improve existing programs and propose new ones as needed.

AACOM has recognized Dr. Speicher's research with a Medical Education Research Grant Award for his project “Improving the Predictive Value of Clinical Clerkship Grades in Estimated Competence in Entrustable Professional Activities.”  His study entitled “The Value of Osteopathic Clinical Care: A Multi-Level Analysis” has also recently secured grants from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Dr. Speicher served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) from 2007 to 2018.  His research at AZCOM focused on improving student performance and outcomes in classes, on examinations (including COMLEX and USMLE), in clinical rotations, and in the residency matchHis research also explored the impacts on patients from the quality, number, and specialty choice of the physicians AZCOM trainsHe has taught and lectured students at AZCOM on topics including clinical case simulation, biostatistics, and COMLEX and USMLE performance.

Dr. Speicher received his Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy, with a focus in health policy, from Arizona State University, his Master's in health administration from Duke University, and his Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Akron.