The American Osteopathic Association's Council on Postdoctoral Training currently authorizes residency training in the recognized specialty of neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM).
Specialty training programs consist of three types, all of which qualify the successful resident to sit for specialty board examination in NMM/OMM:
The PLUS–ONE residency program is provided to any specialty which does not currently have a combined NMM residency program. The PLUS-ONE residency gives physicians the opportunity to add an additional year of NMM skills to their specialty. The requirements and curriculum for the NMM PLUS-ONE residency program are the same as in the established and approved FP/NMM and IM/NMM combined programs.
Osteopathic physicians are trained to utilize osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in the care of their patients. OMT offers an effective and nonpharmacologic option to treat a wide range of conditions, from common musculoskeletal disorders, such as low back and neck pain, to improving outcomes for elderly hospitalized patients admitted for pneumonia.
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AAO life member Robert E. Kappler, DO, FAAODist, of River Grove, Illinois, died Oct. 18. Dr. Kappler was the 1980-81 president of the Academy, and he was a recipient of the AAO’s Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor and the FAAO’s Distinguished Service Award.