Q: I have an MD degree. Can I join the Pediatric OMM Pathway?
A: The pediatric OMM pathway is designed for DO trained residents who start residency with at least 2 years of OMM experience. This knowledge differential will put an MD resident at a disadvantage when participating in the teaching sessions with the statewide collaborative. There are certain other activities that MD residents are welcome to participate in but will unfortunately not be able to officially join the pathway.
Q: What if I want to participate in OMM activities but I don’t want to join the pathway?
A: This is a voluntary pathway. You can participate in activities without being on the pathway officially, but you will not be able to receive all of the benefits of being on the pathway.
Q: Is the educational content of the Statewide Osteopathic Collaborative Quarterly OMT conferences relevant to pediatrics?
A: The statewide meetings are attended by residents and faculty in family medicine, pediatrics and other specialties. There is a dedicated pediatric conference in the curriculum once every 3 years. Pediatric content and cases with pediatric applications are included at all of the conferences.
Q: How will I have time to practice OMT while I am a busy resident?
A: You can perform OMT in your continuity clinic and other clinical settings were indicated. There are also OMT tables purchased by the Pediatric residency program. You can practice your skills on each other whenever you like. The more you practice, the more confident you will become.
For additional questions, feel free to contact the OMM Pathway Directors:
Dr. Kelly McGregory, DO
Dr. Samantha (Sammi) Tyler, DO