Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM)

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Residency Program

Director: Lauren Noto Bell, DO
Positions: 3

Our program provides two additional years of training in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM) for residents who have successfully completed an AOA-approved internship with the necessary prerequisites.

The focus of this discipline is the neuromusculoskeletal system and its interaction with other body systems, focusing on the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology as they relate to all body systems in health and disease. Practitioners of NMM/OMM incorporate medical and surgical treatment methods in the management of patients in specialties including neurology, rheumatology, orthopedics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

As a resident in our program, you will gain increased knowledge and understanding of osteopathic principles and practice, namely through a high level of proficiency in the areas of osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT).

Program Goals

The NMM/OMM residency program is designed to:

  • provide the resident with a diverse patient population and a broad variety of pathology. This will serve to augment the knowledge base and skills necessary to recognize the structural changes and reflex patterns which accompany disease processes and afford the resident ample opportunity to design treatment programs which seamlessly integrate OMT into the total medical management of all disease processes.
  • provide the resident with longitudinal acute and chronic outpatient opportunities as well as inpatient consultation experience. These are paramount to develop the knowledge base, diagnostic and management skills, and administrative abilities to practice NMM/OMM in either or both a longitudinal primary care or consultative referral setting.
  • provide a structured educational program that will enable the resident, upon completion of training, to demonstrate expertise in the clinical and technical skills required to achieve board certification in NMM/OMM.
  • develop physicians qualified to teach basic osteopathic principles and to implement and integrate these concepts into undergraduate and postgraduate clinical programs, whereby the resident, upon completion of training, will demonstrate expertise in the academic setting (lectures, hands-on small group leading, etc.).
  • provide physicians with significant exposure to the evidence-base underlying the field of NMM/OMM and the unique issues associated with research to expand that evidence-base.

Participating Healthcare Site

Roxborough Memorial Hospital Philadelphia, PA


Application Process

The deadline for completed applications is November 15 of each year. Visit our How to Apply page for detailed information regarding the application process for the program.


Notice to Applicants

All applicants for the PCOM Residency programs must be legally authorized to work in the United States. 



Department of Graduate Medical Education

Department of Graduate Medical Education
4190 City Avenue, Suite 409
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 1-800-778-4723