NMM didactics include faculty lectures, anatomy review, journal club, book club, hospital rounds, small group labs, noon conferences/labs, board review, and a frequent use of multimedia materials. Our affiliation with OUHCOM and the CORE OPP committee provides many didactic resources, including NMM CME courses and a two year rotating NMM curriculum.
Our program focuses on preparing the resident to be an excellent clinician specializing in the distinct practice of osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine, and on preparing the resident to assume the role of faculty in NMM. We have the flexibility to tailor didactics to fully meet the trainees' needs as well as explore specific individual interests. Residents are expected to contribute to the schedule. Examples of didactic sessions from this current year include attending shared medical appointments in integrative medicine for chronic pain patients, visiting the Cleveland Natural History Museum's collection of human skeletons, and participating in a Fascial Distortion Model introductory course held locally.
Our NMM faculty and residents are involved in teaching the students, interns, and other residents for many different types of NMM labs throughout the year. You will have regular exposure to teaching and feedback on your efforts. Teaching begins with presenting at didactics and teaching patients in clinic, expands to arranging didactic sessions and table training large student OMM labs, and eventually includes preparing small group labs for other residencies, pre-recording labs for medical students, and presenting a lab with broadcasting to our other OUCOM campuses in Dublin and Athens. We encourage resident participation in formal OMT courses available locally and through OUCOM, many of which are hosted at SouthPointe Hospital. Courses held here in the past include Counterstrain, Exercise Prescription, an SCTF basic course in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, HVLA, and Muscle Energy. Our trainees attend the AAO Convocation annually.
South Pointe Hospital has a dedicated research staff member and many resources to help you complete your research project. We have support for qualifying studies from the Brentwood foundation and OUCOM, as well as many Cleveland Clinic resources. Our program is currently using the Scholar 7 and Scholar 4 research training resources.
Our program pre-supposes a pro-active physician trainee who takes responsibility for keeping track of their own progress toward their goals. We welcome collaboration from the residents. Many of the innovative solutions we employ were suggested by our trainees. Our faculty are open minded and enjoy learning new skills and concepts with our residents.