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DAVID B. FULLER, DO, FAAO, FNAOME
Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - PCOM
Professor
OMM Department Practice Management Adviser
PCOM Second Year Course Director, Osteopathic Principles and Practice


Dr. Fuller is an enthusiastic advocate of both osteopathic education and osteopathic patient care. He joined PCOM full-time in 2012, where he teaches and sees patients, as a professor in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He has been in practice since 1995, practicing in both osteopathic manipulative medicine and family medicine.

Dr. Fuller is also active in administrative roles at PCOM, serving as course director for the Osteopathic Principles and Practice II course as well as the OMM Department Practice Management Advisor.

Primary Specialty

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Fellowship

Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO)

Fellow of the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME)

Board Certifications

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Integrative Holistic Medicine

Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Education

Residency: Family Medicine, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1993–1995

Internship: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1992–1993

Medical School: Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.), Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1992

Pre-doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1989-1992

Bachelor of Science, Biology Major, cum laude, Virginia Tech, 1987

Associate in the Arts, with distinction, Academy of the New Church College, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, 1985

Courses

Osteopathic Principles and Practice I-VI
Osteopathic Post-Graduate Training Institutional (OPTI) OPP course for interns and residents
OMM workshops at the annual Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Society Annual Clinical Assemblies
OMM CME courses at PCOM

Awards

2016 Item Writer of the Year, COMLEX-USA Examination, Osteopathic Principles and Practice Award.

North Baldwin Healthcare Authority Board of Trustees, 2006-2011. A board appointed by the Baldwin County Commission to manage and distribute ad valorem tax receipts for medically related uses in North Baldwin County, Alabama.

North Baldwin Infirmary Hospital Advisory Board of Trustees, Bay Minette, AL. 2002-2011.

Chief of Staff, North Baldwin Infirmary Hospital (for the second time), 2007.

Chairman, Board of Censors, Baldwin County Medical Society of Alabama, 2001.

President, Baldwin County Medical Society of Alabama, 2000.

Chief of Staff, North Baldwin Infirmary Hospital, 2000.
President’s Citation, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Association, 1996

Family Medicine Chief Resident at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center, Olympia Fields, Illinois, 1994-1995

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, CCOM, 1991

National Student Osteopathic Medical Association Service Award, 1989

Biochemistry Award, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1988

Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Department of Biology, Virginia Tech, 1987

Sons of the Academy Award for Academic Excellence, Academy of the New Church College, 1985

Memberships

American Academy of Osteopathy

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

American Osteopathic Association

German-American Academy of Osteopathy (DAAO) Teaching Faculty

Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association

The Osteopathic Cranial Academy

Other

Fellowship in the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators

In January, 2020, Dr. Fuller was named as a Fellow in the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME). NAOME is associated with the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).

NAOME Fellows are inducted into the academy to serve as leaders and mentors for academic scholarship, teaching, role modeling and support within the osteopathic medical education community. This peer-selected group makes up a collection of outstanding educators from across the osteopathic medical education continuum.

Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy

Dr. Fuller became a Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (FAAO) in 2007. Earning the FAAO involves a rigorous process of peer review of written patient cases and an original thesis that makes a unique contribution to the osteopathic profession.

Since 2010, Dr. Fuller has been serving on the committee that awards the FAAO. This is the committee that evaluates and assists candidates on their pathway to earning this Fellowship. In 2017 Dr. Fuller started serving as Chair of the Committee, after serving three years as Vice Chair.

National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME)

Dr. Fuller continues to serve on the Level 1 Advisory Committee of the NBOME Comprehensive Osteopathic Licensing Examination (COMLEX), which he has been doing since 2018.

Dr. Fuller has been serving on committees with the NBOME since 2001, including serving on the Osteopathic Principles and Practice Item Review Committee for many years. He has been writing test items for the board since 2000.

In January 2017, Dr. Fuller was awarded the NBOME 2016 Item Writer of the Year, COMLEX-USA Examination, Osteopathic Principles and Practice Award.

Peer Reviewer for the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA)

Dr. Fuller has been a Peer Reviewer with the JAOA since 2015.

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