The 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 their third and fourth years of clinical rotations, AZCOM students continue their osteopathic education through MWU 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 has offered the OMM Student Scholarship Program since 1997. The OMM Scholarship program is an opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge of OMM and become an integral part of teaching role in the department. The two years of clinical medical education at AZCOM expand to three calendar years to provide the opportunity for advanced students to further their studies in Osteopathic Medicine. The Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Scholar holds specific responsibilities within the AZCOM OMM Department in addition to his or 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. In 2012, the department expanded its role in medical education with the addition of a Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Resident program through the MWU OPTI.