Brown Family Medicine offers an Osteopathic Track which is recognized by the ACGME and is available to DO residents at both sites. Upon completion, residents can apply for Osteopathic Recognition.
The Designated Osteopathic Resident (DOR) Curriculum is intended to provide Brown Family Medicine residents with a pathway to develop medical knowledge, practical skills and mentorship in the area of Osteopathic Medicine. Graduates who complete the DOR curriculum will have a number of required activities in addition to the usual residency requirements. They will have access to an osteopathic advisor and will have formalized skills evaluations. Requirements for eligibility to be a DOR and curricular elements are outlined below.
- All residents who have graduated from an osteopathic school who have passed an initial evaluation of OMM knowledge and skills at the beginning of their R1 year.
- MD residents in the program who have completed at any time in the previous 4 years the equivalent of a course designed to introduce MDs to OMM such as the AAO’s Introduction to Osteopathic Medicine course which is at least 24 contact hours of direct instruction with a hands-on training component. These residents will also need to successfully complete the OMM knowledge and skills exam at the beginning of their R1 or R2 year.
Requirements for Completion:
- Two years of participation in OMM Committee.
- Leading review of OMM topic for resident and medical student didactics of 2 OMM topics minimum.
- Co-Leading review of an article in journal club which includes OMT.
- Participation in 80% of OMM didactics.
- Attendance at minimum 3/6 NEOMEN OPTI conferences.
- OMM rotation – 4 weeks minimum with a DO who incorporates at least 50% osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) into their practice, or 2 rotations (8wks total) with a DO whose visits are at least 25% OMT. We can consider a longitudinal option to replace this requirement on a case by case basis.
- Scholarly Activity – at least one original research project that is in the area of OMM or incorporates the principles of osteopathic principles and practice (OPP). Or leading a workshop, didactic or journal club as outlined in Scholarly Activity for DOR document.
- CME – must participate in at least one OMM CME Conference in 3 years, residents are highly encouraged to attend American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) Convocation.
- OMM encounters – residents must record at least 60 OMT encounters prior to graduation. Residents are encouraged to complete these encounters in multiple care settings including clinic, hospital and long term care facility.