Osteopathic Medicine

Saint Joseph Family Medicine Residency offers an optional osteopathic medicine track for residents interested in additional opportunities to further their knowledge and skills in osteopathic manipulation.

All allopathic and osteopathic residents in our program will have the opportunity to rotate through our OMT clinic at Bruner Family Medicine during their surgical procedures rotation in the PGY-2 year. Additionally, all osteopathic residents have a dedicated appointment slot to provide OMT for patients in their regularly scheduled clinic sessions.

The goal of the osteopathic track is to provide residents with a structured approach to learning and improvement in their OMT skills as well as evaluation of their skills beyond the above opportunities. Experiences include running the OMT clinic when other residents are not scheduled, attending regular meetings with focused teaching with DO faculty mentors, presenting OMT didactics, and leading at least one osteopathic related journal club.

Optional experiences include rotating with outside preceptors who provide OMT in their offices, membership in local or national organizations, and mentorship of students from Rocky Vista University (a local osteopathic medical school). OMT board preparation and NMM fellowship preparation are available if desired.