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ONMM-Residency-Catalogue-CoverONMM Residency Programs

View information about all the ACGME ONMM Residency Programs that are available nationwide by downloading the ONMM Residency Program catalogue. For additional information, contact Amber Rausch, the AAO's postdoctoral education liaison and CME coordinator, by email or at (317) 879-1881, ext. 216.

Additional information: 

ONMM RESIDENCY PATHWAYS TO AOBNMM  BOARD CERTIFICATION

ONMM programs are unique in their dedication to the study of neuromusculoskeletal disorders (NMM) and the practice of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). Completing an ACGME-accredited osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine (ONMM) program will provide a strong foundation for osteopathic evaluation of neuromusculoskeletal disorders and their treatment in outpatient and inpatient, medical, surgical, pediatric, and OBGYN patients. There is a dedication to the study of osteopathic principles and practice built into the program requirements. The intent of this specialty was to have a place of recognition and study for those interested in pursuing the primary specialty originally known as OMM. It evolved into the specialty of neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM) and the residency programs in that specialty is known today as Osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine (ONMM) Residency Programs. It is, and always has been, a primary specialty.

Understanding the Role of the AOA and ACGME in ONMM Board Certification

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) confers primary board certification in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM). When our training was through the AOA, there were two routes to board certification in NMM/OMM, via two distinct residency programs: a traditional three year program (two years dedicated to NMM/OMM and a rotating internship, either as part of the program or as a separate TRI), and the one year Plus One residency programs. There were also integrated programs that led to both NMM/OMM certification and another primary board certification.

As our programs transition to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the name of the programs has changed from NMM/OMM to Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM). ONMM training remains the only pathway to AOBNMM board certification.

For more information on the three ACGME pathways to NMM/OMM board certification, go to page 2 of the catalog above.

ONMM Residency Programs with Openings

Transitional Year (matriculating into the ONMM2 the following year):

Eastern Connecticut Health Network
Positions Available: 2
Application Method: Match
Location: Manchester, CT 
Program Director: Michael Davis Waddington, DO
For more information: Visit the Program Website.

ONMM1 Pathway (36-month ONMM residency program)

St. Barnabas Hospital
Positions Available: 4
Application Method: Match
Location: Bronx, NY
Program Director: Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO, FAAO, FCA
For more information: Visit the Program Website.

Liberty University (LUCOM)
Positions Available: 6
Application Method: Direct Contact
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Program Director: Joy L. Palmer, DO
For more information: Visit the Program Website.

ONMM2 Pathway (following a 12-month transitional year, entering into a 24-month residency program)

Eastern Connecticut Health Network
Positions Available: 1
Application Method: Match
Location: Manchester, CT
Program Director: Michael Davis Waddington, DO
For more information: Visit the Program Website.

Lake Granbury
Position Available: 4
Application Method: Direct Contact
Location: Granbury, TX
Program Director: Kendi L. Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO
For more information: Visit the Program Website.

Larkin Hospital Palm Springs Campus
Positions Available:  2
Application Method:  Direct Contact
Location: Hialeah, FL 
Program Director: Steven Licata, DO
For more information, please refer to the AAO ONMM Residency Program Catalogue.

ONMM3 Pathway (a 12-month residency following completion of a previous ACGME OR AOA ACCREDITED residency program*)

Midwestern University GME Consortium/AZ
Positions Available: 2
Application Method: Match
Location: Glendale, AZ
Program Director: Gregory R. Heller, DO, C-AOBFP
For more information: Visit the Program Website. 

Eastern Connecticut Health Network
Positions Available: 2
Application Method: Direct Contact
Location: Manchester, CT 
Program Director: Michael Davis Waddington, DO
For more information: Visit the Program Website.

A-OPTIC/Pikeville Medical Center
Positions Available: 4
Application Method: Direct Contact
Location: Pikeville, KY
Program Director: Jennifer Broadwater Kingery, DO
For more information: Visit the Program Website.

Berkshire Medical Center
Positions Available: 1
Application Method: Direct Contact
Location: Pittsfield, MA 
Program Director: Stephen L. Kisiel, DO
For more information: Visit the Program Website.

Mercy Health
Positions Available: 1
Application Method: Direct Contact
Location: Muskegon, MI
Program Director: Andrea G. Johnson, DO, MS
For more information: Visit the Program Website.

Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital ONMM Residency Program
Position Available: 2
pplication Method: Direct Contact
Location: Warrington Heights, OH
Program Director: Katrina C. Rakowsky, DO
For more information: Visit the Program Website.

HCA Healthcare LewisGale Hospital/VCOM ONMM Residency Program
Positions Available: 2
Application Method: Direct Contact
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Program Director: Albert J. Kozar, DO, FAOASM, R-MSK
For more information: Visit the Program Website.

*Please Note: Some ONMM3 programs will allow you to complete their 12 month on a part-time basis as long as it is completed within 24 months.

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