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OMM Clinical Scholars Program 
Philadelphia Campus

OMM Clinical Scholars start the program at the beginning of their third year of osteopathic medical school, after going through an application period and interview with the OMM Department Faculty. The application process starts in the winter term of the second year of study.

PCOM OMM Clinical Scholars have special academic and clinical opportunities and responsibilities beyond those of other students, which includes helping to teach first and second year osteopathic medical students in OMM lab settings, OMM review sessions and OMM tutoring. They also spend an additional 12 months working with OMM faculty, seeing patients in the PCOM OMM Practice. This extends the clinical clerkship curriculum to three years, rather than the traditional two. While the emphasis is on OMM clinical experience and teaching, some scholars also work with ongoing OMM research projects.

Clinical Scholars Program benefits include:

  • Remission of tuition
  • Monthly stipend
  • Travel allowance
  • Four months of OMM rotations each year for three years, which includes rotating with OMM faculty, seeing patients (under OMM faculty supervision) and teaching first and second year students.

Mary Wilson
OMM Academic Operation Administrator
Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Phone: 215-871-6482

Student Testimonials

"My time as a scholar has strengthened my OMM education, clinical reasoning and critical thinking, which I know has prepared me for my future. The program will have a continuous impact on my life professionally and personally. I am so grateful for the incredible opportunities I have been given and the special bonds created within the OMM department."

"The scholars program allows you to truly understand the relevance of OMT and its utility while building on your clinical skills. It drastically enhances your manipulative abilities and broadens your knowledge base in a way that is applicable in any field of practice."

"I am constantly amazed at the growth I have seen in myself as far as clinical judgment and fluidity of the application of osteopathic manipulative techniques. I am so grateful for my osteopathic family."

OMM Clinical Scholars 2022
OMM Clinical Scholars help instruct medical students in manipulative medicine techniques.
One of PCOM's clinical scholars assists a DO student in the OMM lab.
A PCOM OMM Clinical Scholar addresses medical students during a lab.
A clinical scholar shows an OMM technique to medical students at PCOM.
An OMM clinical scholar instructs a small group of med students during an OMM course at PCOM.
PCOM DO student receives OMT instruction from an OMM clinical scholar student.
OMM Clinical Scholars have special responsibilities including assisting teaching in OMT courses.

OMM Clinical Scholars help instruct PCOM medical students on OMT techniques during lab exercises. Note: Some photos were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and campus mask mandates.