Program code: 1661140C1

Our program has the distinction of Osteopathic Recognition from the ACGME. Designated Osteopathic Residents continue their osteopathic education by caring for internal medicine patients and applying the philosophy and manual skills inherent to their training.

All candidates for residency who have or will hold a DO degree should apply to the Osteopathic Recognition Track in ERAS. If you plan to apply to the Primary Care Track, you may do so, and you will still be classified as a DOR for the curriculum and training for DOR. If you have questions, please contact the program for clarification.

Highlights of Osteopathic Training

  • Learn to apply your unique skills to complex medicine patients
  • Translate Osteopathic principles of practice into internal medicine and subspecialty routine practice
  • Hands-on training
  • Satisfy State Osteopathic Medical Board requirements
  • Qualify for AOA and ABIM certification
  • Direct match for Osteopathic candidates through ERAS Osteopathic track – allows for balance in the program

Curriculum for Designated Osteopathic Residents

All Designated Osteopathic Residents (DOR) are integrated into the categorical internal medicine program and receive the same rotation schedules. Additionally, DOR participate in an enhanced curriculum that reinforces an osteopathic learning environment, centered on the incorporation of osteopathic principles of practice (OPP) into internal medicine. This way, you can learn to apply what you learned during your Osteopathic Medical School to your future care of Internal Medicine patients.

This includes:

  • Evaluation of how you incorporate OPP into internal medicine on all core rotations
  • Participation in OMM workshops, led and taught by residents, on treating internal medicine patients
  • Participation in the Osteopathic Journal Club, led and taught by residents, to advance scholarship and explore how this impacts our clinical practice
  • Participation in OMM clinic where residents learn to treat general internal medicine patients with osteopathic techniques. You will learn manual skills, documentation, billing, and coding for OMM to build your skills for future practice
  • Mentorship with the Director of Osteopathic Education on what it means to incorporate OPP into your career
  • Completion of requirements to satisfy Pennsylvania State licensure rules

Criteria for Designated Osteopathic Resident Selection

The program embraces osteopathic medical education as a valuable component of the formation of Osteopathic Internists. The program expects designated osteopathic residents to incorporate osteopathic principles of practice (OPP), including OMM as appropriate, into their patient care and reaffirms that OPP applies to a career in internal medicine and its subspecialties. Therefore, all graduates of a COCA-accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine who hold a DO degree and enroll in the program will be designated osteopathic residents. Applicants who are graduates of an LCME-accredited medical school or graduates of a medical school outside of the United States or Canada and who seek to be designated osteopathic residents must meet the following additional requirements:

  • Applicants must have sufficient background and instruction in osteopathic philosophy and techniques in manipulative medicine to prepare them to engage in the curriculum of the program
  • Applicants must produce a verified NBOME Core Osteopathic Recognition Readiness Examination (CORRE).