Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

The Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) curriculum is divided into the development of psychomotor skills and the didactic study of osteopathic principles and theory. Sessions are weekly in the first and second years of medical education.  During third and fourth year clinical rotations, AZCOM students continue their osteopathic education through Midwestern University Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institute (OPTI) lectures at OPTI partner sites, didactic lectures delivered at key hospitals in the rotation regions and on campus by AZCOM OMM Faculty Members. The Department of OMM offers an OMM Student Scholarship Program. This program offers an opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge of OMM and participate in teaching in the department. Their two years of clinical education expands to three calendar years. The OMM Scholar holds specific responsibilities within the OMM Department in addition to his/her regular academic requirements. During the scholarship period, the OMM Scholar becomes a vital part of the department. Included are unique opportunities in Advanced Osteopathic Education, Osteopathic Teaching, Leadership Development, Research, and Community Service. The department supports a Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Plus One Resident program at the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic through the Midwestern University OPTI.

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