The Medical College of Wisconsin's Department of Family and Community Medicine is dually accredited through the ACGME and AOA. Our osteopathic partner is the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. This links two institutions with strong medical histories, creating an efficient path for postgraduate training of osteopathic students.
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine is the founding college of Osteopathic Medicine, with more than 100 years of leading comprehensive healthcare, medical education, research and global service. Columbia St. Mary's was the first hospital in Wisconsin, with more than 150 years of making a difference in the health and lives of individuals, families and our community. We've always had special concern for those who are most vulnerable.
OPTIK & the Columbia St. Mary's Family Medicine Residency:
Capitalizes on long-standing traditions of service
Allows for continuous OMT training in one Residency
Provides flexibility for the osteopathic student to learn how to integrate OMT into practice
Provides ample opportunities to serve a diverse patient population and work with a variety of specialists within a large healthcare system
Your Clinical Setting, the Columbia St. Mary's Family Health Center:
Precepting by the Medical Director of Osteopathic Residency
OM tables in exam rooms
Opportunity to extend your ambulatory experience by working with a DO in their private practice
Quarterly half-day workshops by a Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine OMM Faculty
Monthly videotaped lectures provided by Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Annual lectures facilitated by the Medical Director of Osteopathic Residency
DO textbooks and subscriptions to DO and JAOA included in the Residency's library
"It is impressive how well this program promotes osteopathic manipulation. With Dr. Plotkin's expertise, I learned how to integrate manipulation into my current practice."