AOA Application Assistance Program
The AOA is committed to increasing the number of programs with Osteopathic Recognition. At no cost, the AOA can connect your program with a peer consultant experience with Osteopathic Recognition to assist you in reviewing your application, as well as share their experience with applying for and maintaining Osteopathic Recognition. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this free service.
Many of the programs who have achieved Osteopathic Recognition want to help additional programs achieve OR and advance osteopathic graduate medical education.
ACGME program director discusses value of Osteopathic Recognition – Sarah Cole, DO, the Program Director and Director of Osteopathic Education at the Mercy family medicine residency in St. Louis shares why her ACGME program applied for Osteopathic Recognition,
Perspectives on How Osteopathic Recognition Enhances Patient Care – Katina Rue, DO, the Director of Osteopathic Education for the Central Washington Family Medicine Residency (CWFMR) in Yakima, WA shared her valuable perspective on the importance of osteopathic training in GME with the AACOM/AOGME OR Matters blog.
Single GME accreditation and the future of osteopathic medicine – Two family medicine residency program directors take a hard look at what it will take to expand Osteopathic Recognition.
Osteopathic Recognition in the ER: Ohio program preserves its heritage – in The DO, Ohio Health/Doctor’s Hospital Emergency Medicine program explains why applying for applying for Osteopathic Recognition was a “no-brainer” for their program.
Osteopathic Recognition is key to GME program’s forward-thinking approach – Obtaining Osteopathic Recognition will help ensure patients continue to receive the holistic, whole-person care they have come to expect, Teresa Braden, DO the Internal Medicine program director at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, CO, says.
Why apply for Osteopathic Recognition? To recruit ideal candidates, DO says – Eric Mast, DO, says his family medicine residency program wants to maintain its focus on osteopathic principles and practice.
Programs working on their application should review all the of the resources on the ACGME’s website. This includes Frequently Asked Questions, a step-by-step application guide, and other documents that will help your program achieve Osteopathic Recognition by avoiding common citations. If you still have questions after reviewing the material on ACGME’s website, you can always contact the ACGME.
AACOM UME-GME Resource Library
The UME-GME Digital Resource Library is a digital repository of resources for undergraduate medical education (UME) and graduate medical education (GME) developed by the Faculty Development for Programs with Osteopathic Recognition Working Group of the AACOM UME-GME Continuum Initiative. The UME-GME Digital Resource Library serves as a comprehensive library of resources and events that focus on faculty development in GME programs, specifically programs with or seeking Osteopathic Recognition. The library is relevant to a broad audience, including GME program administrators and faculty, practicing physicians, residents and fellows, medical students, researchers, and other health care professionals.