Eligibility Requirements

Policy for Eligibility Requirements for Appointment of Osteopathic Recognized Positions (ACGME OR II.C)

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants with any of the following are eligible for consideration for appointment for residency training in the Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program:

  • Graduation from a Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) Approved College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM)
  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) who have obtained at least 120 hours of in-depth training in Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) from an educational program through a COCA approved COM, American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or any regional or state recognized osteopathic organization, including:
    • Osteopathic philosophy, history, terminology, and code of ethics (ACGME OR II.B.1)
    • Anatomy and physiology related to osteopathic medicine (ACGME OR II.B.2)
    • Indications, contraindications, and safety issues associated with the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) (ACGME OR II.B.3)
    • Palpatory diagnosis, osteopathic structural examination, and OMT (ACGME OR II.B.4)
  • Graduates of medical schools outside of the United States and Canada who are certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Grads (ECFMG) who have obtained at least 120 hours of in-depth training in Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) from an educational program through a COCA approved COM, AOA, or any regional or state recognized osteopathic organization, including:
    • Osteopathic philosophy, history, terminology, and code of ethics (ACGME OR II.B.1)
    • Anatomy and physiology related to osteopathic medicine (ACGME OR II.B.2)
    • Indications, contraindications, and safety issues associated with the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) (ACGME OR II.B.3)
    • Palpatory diagnosis, osteopathic structural examination, and OMT (ACGME OR II.B.4)

Subject to change

         
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