Postdoctoral Programs: MWU OPTI

Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale

Networking Health Care and Academic Resources to Create an Integrated Educational Curriculum

The Midwestern University OPTI System is an integrated network linking the academic resources of our Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) and Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) with the health care resources of our affiliated hospitals and providers in both Arizona and Illinois. The MWU OPTI is an Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution (OPTI), accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to offer internship and residency programs. George Caleel, D.O. is the Executive Director.

The Midwestern University OPTI Glendale, a branch of the MWU OPTI System, features hospitals and faculty who are committed to teaching and mentoring postdoctoral students in residency programs that are available in primary care and various other specialties.

Each program highlights a mix of ambulatory and hospital settings together with specially coordinated educational conferences for specific clinical topics and/or procedures. This approach allows for social and professional interaction with your peers and gives you the feeling of being a part of a supportive community. All programs and participating institutions have a common salary and benefit structure, curricula, rotations, policies, and procedures.

As part of Midwestern University's OPTI System, the Midwestern University OPTI Glendale offers integrated postdoctoral programs that focus on primary care. OPTI capitalizes on its desirable location — not only in the physical and natural beauty of the Southwest — but also in this strongly active and committed osteopathic community of the Phoenix and Tucson regions. The health care environment values primary care practice, and the physicians across the state are dedicated to teaching and mentoring future colleagues.

The strength of MWU's OPTI is found in these partners — the hospitals and physicians who are committed to the osteopathic philosophy of care. You will have the opportunity to train at the region's finest hospitals in urban, suburban, rural, and underserved areas of the state. Because managed care has a strong presence in Arizona, you will learn how to practice within this environment. You will also benefit from the educational expertise of Midwestern University, the only institution in the nation with two colleges of osteopathic medicine.

The role of Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine within the MWU OPTI System is to pool together and coordinate the medical and educational resources of the affiliate residency programs. The University will oversee faculty development, curricular development and evaluation, quality standards, and overall program monitoring.

Programs and Facilities

Kingman Regional Medical Center
Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) is a 213-bed, not-for-profit facility with a 193-general acute-bed capacity and an additional 20-bed Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. KRMC has a strong cardiology program with a state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory that offers elective and emergency interventional procedures. KRMC is equipped with leading edge imaging equipment.

Downloadable Program Fact Sheet

In addition to its general services, KRMC offers to its community Occupational Health Services, a Cancer Center, a family practice clinic, and a 35,000 square foot Wellness and Rehabilitation Center that includes an educational center, full-service workout facilities, outpatient Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Sierra Vista Regional Health Center
A vibrant and growing organization you will find Sierra Vista Regional Health Center Committed to customer-focused quality health care. The staff is dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of our region and committed to exceptional customer service.

Downloadable Program Fact Sheet

Arizona Desert Dermatology
Arizona Desert Dermatology and Surgery Dermatology Program
Donald A. Anderson, D.O., Program Director
1700 E. Sycamore Avenue
Kingman, Arizona 85409

Program Contact: Lori Hopper
928/692-8885 phone
928/692-8888 fax

Alta Dermatology
Alta Dermatology Residency Program
Stephen E. Kessler, D.O., Program Director
130 S. 63rd Street Suite 114
Mesa, Arizona 85206-1634
480/981-2888 phone
480/641-9923 fax

Arizona Living

There is a very good reason why so many people are relocating to the Valley of the Sun. Where else can you find beautiful natural surroundings, unlimited year-round recreational opportunities, thriving communities and diverse neighborhoods, professional sports teams, unique shopping districts, and eclectic restaurants — all bathed in 300 days of sunshine each year? With lifestyle up and cost of living down, it's no wonder so many people call Arizona home.

The Midwestern University Matrix OPTI Glendale is actively involved in developing new residency programs and sites. Contact us for information on our current programs and programs under development.


Midwestern University OPTI Glendale

Lilia Wilson, MBA
Assistant Director
623/572-3318 phone
623/572-3226 fax

Kathy Runte
Residency Program Coordinator
623/572-3836 phone