OMM Clinical Scholars Program
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.
Read testimonials from OMM Clinical Scholar participants:
"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
"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."
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.
OMM Academic Operation Administrator
Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine