Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Downers Grove, IL Campus

MWU/OPTI: Midwestern University Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Through membership in the MWU/OPTI, CCOM offers a continuity of osteopathic medical education from the first year of medical school to the final year of postdoctoral training, all in the Chicagoland area.

Internships, residency and fellowship programs cover a wide spectrum of medical specialties. Encompassing one of the nation's largest sets of postdoctoral programs dedicated to the osteopathic philosophy of medicine, the CCOM and MWU/OPTI medical education continuum is broad reaching in scope, resulting in a multifaceted approach to graduate medical education. With unique predoctoral and postdoctoral teaching and training opportunities at some of the finest health care facilities in the US, CCOM and MWU/OPTI affiliated hospitals consistently lead the nation in technology, treatment and care. 

Residency or fellowship training is offered through MWU/OPTI in the following disciplines:
MWU/OPTI postdoctoral programs include residencies in primary disciplines, fellowship programs in many subspecialties, and traditional internships. Programs follow the guidelines of and receive accreditation from the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the American Osteopathic Association.  MWU/OPTI received Initial Accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as an institutional sponsor effective July 1, 2015.  CCOM and MWU/OPTI are well-positioned for the future as the Single Accreditation System in graduate medical education, which is now in progress, moves forward. Residency or fellowship training is offered through MWU/OPTI in the following disciplines: 

Critical Care 
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
General Surgery
Internal Medicine
Interventional Cardiology
Neuromuscular Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery
Pulmonary Critical Care
Diagnostic Radiology
Urological Surgery