Osteopathic Prerequisites

UH Regional Hospitals Family Medicine Residency offers an optional osteopathic recognition tract.

The following prerequisites are required for a non-osteopathic physician to complete PRIOR to entering the Family Medicine Residency Osteopathic recognition tract.

Candidates must provide documentation of completing the following:

  • A minimum of 84 hours of formal training in Osteopathic Principles and Practices, including the application of OMT.
  • The 84 hours must include:
    • 24 hours of formal didactics provided by an accredited organization (AOA AAO, AACOM, ACOEP, ACOPMR and ACOI), osteopathic medical school, or a training site with AOA and or ACGME Osteopathic Principles and Practices, including the application of OMT.
    • 60 hours in a clinical setting where OPP/OMT is utilized as a significant contribution in the management of patients under the supervision of an osteopathically trained physician.
  • The applicant must submit a letter that describes their interest in entering the ACGME Osteopathic Recognition tract to be reviewed by the recruiting committee for that specialty.

The residency candidate must have a letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician who utilizes OPP in their practice setting.

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