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Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine 
ONMM2 Pathway

Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Residency Program

Director: Lauren Noto Bell, DO
Positions: 2 - see "Position Availability" section for additional details

As a resident in our Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Residency 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 overview

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-accredited traditional rotating internship with the necessary prerequisites, or an ACGME-approved transitional year with Osteopathic Recognition.

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, physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Program goals

This ONMM 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

Position availability

Although we are approved for more than one position, we are a self-funded program. This limits us to accepting only one (1) resident at a time across either of our ONMM programs.

Due to current resident commitments, we will not have a position available until July 2022. Applicants are, therefore, encouraged to apply beginning in August 2021.

Application process

The deadline for completed applications is November 15 of each year.

Complete and submit the GME Application for Residency [PDF] along with the required supplemental documents.

Due to current resident commitments, we will not have a position available until July 2022. Applicants are, therefore, encouraged to apply beginning in August 2021.


Notice to Applicants

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


Program contact

For more information about this program, please contact:

Mary Wilson
Program Coordinator
Phone: 215-871-6482


Department of Graduate Medical Education

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