Summa's Family Medicine Residency program applied for and received Osteopathic Recognition as of July 2017. Prior to this, we were a dually accredited program through both the AOA and ACGME since 2006. Therefore, it has been a seamless transition to osteopathic recognition through ACGME accreditation. We plan to maintain and improve our osteopathic education that is currently an integral part of our residency program. We have an affiliation with A.T. Still University's Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department for Advancement of Osteopathic Education. This affiliation allows us access to all of their resources. We also have strong ties to Ohio University - Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for additional support of our osteopathic education curriculum. Osteopathic philosophies are incorporated into many of our educational and patient care activities. Examples include:
In order to enter into our program with the intention of graduating with Osteopathic Recognition, a resident must have graduated from an accredited college of Osteopathic medicine or complete the program's osteopathic recognition eligibility requirements prior to starting residency.
We recently purchased four new OMT tables for use during our monthly OMT lectures as well as six foam rollers for staff wellness, resident wellness, use during patient care, and for patient education.