OMM: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
GME: Graduate Medical Education
UME: Undergraduate Medical Education
COPPC: CORE Osteopathic Principles and Practices Committee
CORE Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP) Coordinator
|Introduction to UME Materials|
The OMM curriculum for the 3rd and 4th year students at OU-HCOM is designed to provide consistency in content, clinical training, and skills assessment. This curriculum design addresses the various venues in which students participate within the CORE – hospitals, clinics, private practices. To that end, this curriculum is applied over a two year period, beginning at the start of the 3rd academic year in September and ends at the close of the 4th year.
The uniformity of its design allows for each medical student, rotating at different CORE hospitals throughout the state, to experience instruction and review the clinical application of OMM without topic repetition within a given year. For example, the topics for November will be uniform throughout the state. Subsequent topics will be covered sequentially throughout the state.
A set of seventeen sessions for each academic year has been designed, allowing for twice-monthly topics intended to be delivered September to June. Breaks in the topic schedule allow for the summer months which are typically relegated to house-staff orientation and the beginning 3rd year primary care rotations.
The sessions are arranged by both body region and physiological system so that emphasis can come from an anatomical and a functional orientation. Eleven body region sessions and six body systems are completed as either Powerpoint presentations or clinical Case discussions in each academic year. An OMM Board Review PPT is available as a self-study module. Each session is designed to be both didactic and hands-on with a technique portion included at each occasion. The goal for each session is one-half hour or less of didactic material with one hour or more of table participation.
OMM Curriculum Schedule
At the end of each session the students are expected to complete an evaluation form, rating the quality of the presentation. Likewise, throughout the academic year, the presenter is encouraged to evaluate each individual student and determine his/her OMM skill level, diagnostic and/or treatment competency.
The OMM Skills Assessment form is placed in the student's academic file.
Each OU-HCOM student is expected to attend all OMM presentations while at any participating CORE hospital. Attendance is logged at each session and attendance sheets are maintained by the CORE Administrator at each site. Student evaluations of OMM presentations are also maintained by the CORE Administrator at each site.
Given that a maximum of seventeen OMM presentations are available for attendance and participation in a given academic year, it is expected that each OU-HCOM student will be responsible for demonstrating mastery of a minimum of six of the OMM techniques in a given academic year. Each OU-HCOM student will be documented as competent in each of these six techniques by the OMM presenter during the presentation in which those techniques are taught and practiced.
Each student at OU-HCOM is expected to log one OMM treatment per day that he/she is on duty. This is logged into New Innovations software online and is tracked on a semi-annual basis. These logs must be kept while on required rotations within the CORE. The only exception to this required OMM practice is when the clinical preceptor specifically requests that the student not perform OMM on his/her patients while on service.
Each OU-HCOM student is expected to satisfactorily complete (with a grade of 70% or higher) fifteen out of the available seventeen online quizzes designed to complement each of the seventeen OMM presentations during each academic year. This flexibility in the number of quizzes expected is to account for rotations that may occur outside of CORE hospitals.
|Introduction to GME Materials|
The CORE curriculum in OMM for Residency Programs focuses on the availability of educational materials and appropriate assessment tools to document a resident’s progress in his/her development of OMM skills and rational application thereof. It is each resident’s individual responsibility to further their own education in osteopathic principles and apply them during their patient care experiences. As with any procedure, it is only through the clinical experience of its utilization in patient care that its clinical value becomes evident. So it is with OMM.
To that end, the CORE Osteopathic Principles and Practices Committee (COPPC) has generated teaching materials with clinical Case Studies and Morning Reports to further elucidate the principles of osteopathic medicine as they apply to the clinical setting. These presentations are given on a regular basis at all CORE Hospitals and it is recommended that each resident familiarize themselves with the schedule at their individual hospitals. Also, these presentations are organized by specialty on the following page to allow each residency program director to choose an appropriate presentation to be given to the residents, reinforcing the principles of osteopathic medicine in the clinical setting, specific to residency specialty.