Osteopathic Principles and Practices

The primary goal of the osteopathic curriculum is to integrate both the osteopathic philosophy and manipulation into one’s day to day practice, be it in the postoperative ileum patient on the med-surg ward, or in the evaluation and management of a 38-week pregnant woman with back pain.

DO residents and interested MD residents join third- and fourth-year osteopathic medical students for weekly protected time for review of osteopathic principle and practice with DO faculty. Quarterly “DO Update” didactic and practical learning sessions are also available, sponsored by our faculty and the faculty of several other neighboring DO family medicine residency programs. In the spirit of mutual cooperation and learning, residents and students from all programs are encouraged to attend, sponsored in part through our affiliation with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine OPTI.

The residency’s DO faculty are available for a combination of inpatient and outpatient precepting, research mentorship and longitudinal education. DO faculty employed in the Guthrie Emergency department are also available for precepting in this acute setting.