Residency Training

NMM/OMM Residency Training

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:

  • Integrated three-year program in osteopathic family practice/neuromusculoskeletal medicine (FP/NMM)
  • Integrated three-year program in internal medicine/neuromusculoskeletal medicine (IM/NMM)
  • Two-year program in NMM/OMM
  • One-year program in NMM/OMM  following completion of an AOA-approved residency in another discipline (PLUS-ONE)

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.

Currently available OMM/NMM training opportunities.

​For more information see AOA Resources for Interns and Residents:
Opportunities Database
NMM/OMM Residency Training Basic Standards
Approving ACGME Training

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