Plus One NMM Residency Overview


Our Plus One NMM residents collaborate with our FM/NMM residents in clinic, didactics, and academic training.  We are looking for residents who plan to teach, do research, and actively advance their skills. Our Plus One residents teach and collaborate with students, interns and residents in other training programs, and practicing physicians. Click here to learn more about our residents.


Our core teaching faculty includes three NMM board certified physicians and is widely varied.  We are all dedicated to finding the health in our patients, to teaching, and to lifelong learning.  All of our faculty use multiple treatment styles. We can familiarize you with most treatment styles, including all of the commonly used techniques, as well as visceral, Fulford percussion, Still method, FDM, and several types of osteopathy in the cranial field. 
Our elective rotations are precepted by outstanding faculty who are enthusiastic and dedicated to teaching. 
The general medical staff in our hospital is mixed MD and DO, with a good acceptance of osteopathic philosophy and treatment from both. Our specialists are knowledgeable, helpful and dedicated to educating trainees. 

Our patient base is reliable in follow-up and represents a wide cross section of the population, allowing  good continuity of care.  Many are motivated to find health and are active participants in their own care.  The opportunities for treating (under NMM faculty supervision) newborns, pregnant patients, seniors, and surgical/medical/ICU patients are sufficient to meet or exceed residency standards.
Continuity of Care in The NMM Residency Clinic:
Our affiliated NMM clinic is part of our primary care clinic, which is open Monday through Friday.  There we see a broad variety of patients with a reliably full schedule and a waiting list.  The clinic has two large treatment rooms with full length power tables for each resident on the schedule that day, two Fulford percussors, and anatomical models for teaching.  The NMM clinic is held one day a week to accommodate the needs of the combined FM/NMM residency, and 2 days a week during the training of  NMM Plus One  residents to meet residency standards. 

  Inpatient NMM service:  one month longitudinal , one month focused inpatient NMM 
Longitudinal rotation:  Our hospital consult service is steady but light, seeing about 2-3 cases a week when a resident is on a longitudinal inpatient rotation. On this rotation hospital consults are seen as they are received, with Dr. Rakowsky supervising.  Patients are seen Monday through Friday, scheduled by arrangement between the resident and program director.  The longitudinal hospital NMM rotation permits the scheduling of one additional rotation during the resident's training program.  The NMM residents teach residents in other training programs, including with Dr. Rakowsky during weekly NMM inpatient teaching rounds with Internal Medicine.

Traditional month-long inpatient rotation:  Surgical and Medical inpatients are also seen on a dedicated inpatient NMM rotation, during which we expand the volume of consults by alerting the staff to our increased availability. This rotation is also supervised by Dr. Rakowsky. Due to availability of faculty, this inpatient rotation operates on a Monday-Friday basis.

Our program includes an NMM inpatient combined OB/GYN and pediatric rotation that is scheduled as an out-rotation precepted by NMM certified faculty in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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