Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Residency Program
The neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM-OMM) residency programs through Mercy Health Partners (MHP) are designed to provide the necessary skills, knowledge, and opportunities to enable residents to successfully complete the board certification process through the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (AOBNMM), and develop into a competent practitioner within the specialty.
Residents will spend an average of three half days per week in the continuity clinic. Patients of all ages are seen through the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine clinic, where the residents gain experience in the care and management of their own panel of patients and the daily operations of an
office practice under the direct supervision of the NMM-OMM residency program faculty.
Residents are scheduled intermittently to provide inpatient NMM-OMM consultation service throughout the time of their training program. During these scheduled rotations, the resident will participate in the evaluation, treatment, documentation (including utilization of the hospital's electronic medical record and digital imaging systems), and CPT coding. Residents are typically expected to follow patients on whom they do the initial consultations. The MHP NMM-OMM inpatient consultation service sees patients in almost all areas of the institution, including:
- General medical
- General surgical
- Gynecologic surgery
- Newborn nursery
- Acute inpatient rehabilitation
- Emergency department
Specialty rotations are scheduled to strengthen the resident's learning in the related sub-specialties. Instruction and training in medicine, psychosocial development and practice management are also integrated into the curriculum. Residents are also expected to assist, within reason, in any ongoing relevant research during the course of their training.
Residents should progressively improve their skills relative to all of the seven core competencies as outlined by the AOA, which include:
- Medical knowledge
- Patient care
- Osteopathic philosophy and osteopathic manipulative medicine
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Practice-based learning and improvement
- Systems-based practice
For detailed information on the NMM-OMM programs, contact:
Medical Education Coordinator
Michael Carnes, DO, FAAO
NMM-OMM Residency Director