Osteopathic Training Programs at UH Parma Medical Center

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Of America’s 80,000 doctors of osteopathy, over 60 percent are primary care physicians (PCPs). By 2020, more than 100,000 DOs will be in active practice, but research shows there will still be a shortage of PCPs, most keenly felt in rural and inner-city areas.

Northeast Ohio’s University Hospitals is easing this shortage. The Department of Medical Education at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center is committed to the enhancement of osteopathic principles and practice through our comprehensive residency program:


Key Features of UH Parma Medical Center Programs

UH Parma Medical Center Department of Medical Education’s American Osteopathic Association programs are dedicated to strong primary care and selected specialty training. Our attending physicians and administration value the integration of osteopathic principles and practices for all programs.

Comprehensive rotations for all learners include:

  • Internal Medicine
    • Inpatient (Hospitalist and Private Attending Physicians)
    • Intensive care unit (ICU)
    • Ambulatory (Longitudinal Clinic)
  • Subspecialty Rotations
    • Endocrinology
    • Rheumatology
    • Infectious diseases
    • Nephrology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Hematology / Oncology

Other features include:

  • Weekly balanced mix of core and specialized topics for didactic/core conferences
  • UH system-integrated training programs to offer a variety of clinical rotation settings, exposing each learner to urban, suburban and rural environments
  • A 24/7 inpatient-teaching internal medicine hospitalist service
  • A diverse, accessible in-house staff
  • Required and supported research opportunities
  • Twenty days of paid time off (includes six holidays)

Overview of UH Parma Medical Center Facilities

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UH Parma Medical Center is a successful, not-for-profit medical center in Cleveland’s most populous suburb. Founded as Parma Community General Hospital in 1961 by the cities of Parma, Parma Heights, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Seven Hills and North Royalton, the 332-bed acute care medical center became part of the University Hospitals Health System in 2014. UH Parma Medical Center has more than 500 physicians in more than 30 specialties on its medical staff.

Accredited by The Joint Commission, UH Parma Medical Center offers acute and subacute inpatient care, including specialty centers for heart, cancer, robotic surgery, orthopedics, pain management, acute rehabilitation and bariatric care.

Its care extends far beyond its founding communities, with services including a wide range of outpatient and outreach programs. Radiology, physical therapy and laboratory services are available at multiple locations, and home health care, hospice, adult day care, screenings and educational programs round out its array of services. A technologically advanced health care facility, UH Parma Medical Center has had computerized patient records since 1996 and electronic medication verification since 2006.

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