Osteopathic Residency for Medical Students and interns
The ONMM Residency is for those wanting to specialize in the application of Osteopathic Medicine. The specialty was formerly known as NMM-OMM (Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine). While all DOs receive a couple hundred hours of training in the diagnosis and treatment of disease using Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and some pursue more, ONMM specialty training results in thousands of hours of hands on education closely supervised by another specialist.
Our graduates are well prepared to change the lives of their patients as specialists in private practice, in multispecialty groups, as osteopathic faculty, or in medical leadership. We take up to 2 applicants per year through ERAS
If you are a 4th year medical student looking to specialize in ONMM, you will apply to our program in ERAS. Our ONMM program (PGY2 and 3) is linked to our ECHN Transitional year program (PGY1), so it is possible to match to our site into both of these programs for all 3 years of your training. If you are selected for interview you will speak to our ONMM director and faculty and our TY director.
If you are a current intern and looking for a PGY2 position to specialize in ONMM- we are currently growing our program and have been approved to take up to one applicant in this position for next year. You must apply through ERAS for this position.
If you are finishing residency and want to be also board certified in ONMM, please see our ONMM3 pathway below.
Prerequisites for ONMM2 pathway
All applicants must have a medical degree. DOs and MDs are both accepted with appropriate prerequisite Osteopathic training and references. A required PGY1 year before enrolling which may take many forms, such as:
- A linked TRANSITIONAL YEAR AT ECHN via the NRMP match (Apply to both simultaneously through ERAS)
- A Transitional Year at another program with Osteopathic Recognition
- Any ACGME residency PGY1 year with Osteopathic Recognition or Osteopathic continuity clinic
- Any AOA residency PGY1 year
- An ACGME PGY1 year in the context of substantial prior Osteopathic knowledge (undergraduate Osteopathic teaching fellowship, Osteopathic electives etc.)
Osteopathic “Plus one” Fellowship- for Residents completing their primary residency
Our Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Plus-one program (ONMM3) is designed to take someone finishing residency with advanced proficiency in OMM and Osteopathic practice and bring them to specialty level with a single additional year of training. In their application, they may demonstrate their advanced Osteopathic training by being on track to complete an ACGME program with Osteopathic Recognition, or with a letter of reference from a physician with advanced osteopathic training that can speak to their proficiency level and independence.
At the completion of our program, our residents will be eligible for primary board certification in Osteopathic NMM. This is a doorway to an Osteopathic NMM specialty practice or to be academic osteopathic faculty either at the medical student or resident levels. Many with this training also proceed to sports medicine careers, pain management careers, and some decide to specialize in using it with inpatient or pediatric populations. In preparation for this year we recommend an OMM continuity experience and/or yearly elective rotations in OMM as well as attendance at the annual American Academy of Osteopathy conference.
We will take up to 2 applicants per year into our ONMM3 program. Interviews start in November and we will take both outside the match with rolling admissions. In addition to advanced Osteopathic skills, preference is given to residents with advanced aptitudes in leadership, business, teaching or research and an audition rotation with our program helps greatly. We customize the residency experience heavily for the goals of the resident, and we will continue to offer them guidance in developing their strengths through our program.
Prerequisites for ONMM3 pathway
All applicants must have a medical degree. DOs and MDs are both accepted with appropriate prerequisite Osteopathic training and references.
A required primary residency must be completed before enrolling (if you are applying to our ONMM program without another primary residency, see the ONMM2 program above. The primary residency training for the ONMM3 pathway may take many forms, such as: