This series is hosted by the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and the Department of Continuing Medical Education.
If you are a D.O., M.D., or another licensed medical practitioner interested in learning about or increasing your skills in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) this series is for you.
This course for practicing D.O.s, M.D.s, or other licensed medical practitioners taught by experienced osteopathic specialists, is offered annually in a series of five weekend sessions. With a strong hands-on skill-building emphasis, it affords an opportunity to review or learn as a beginner some of the core osteopathic manual medicine techniques.
Each session consists of a potential 20 hours of lecture and hands-on skills training. It is composed of 8 hours of introduction to osteopathic medicine on Friday, followed by 12 hours of clinical application on Saturday and Sunday.
The Introductory Session is required for practicing D.O.s and M.D.s who have not had prior training in osteopathic medicine. This session also serves as an excellent review for the practicing D.O.s and M.D.s with previous osteopathic experience and/or training. This session is only required to be taken once but can be taken as often as desired.
The Clinical Application Session allows the participant to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the Introductory Session to the selected regions of the body. Participants practice and experience manual techniques during the supervised table training exercises.
This program is designed to improve understanding of manual techniques for licensed health care professionals within their respective scopes of practice. Enrollment in a class is not a substitute for completion of education and training in a college of osteopathic medicine. Taking a course in manual techniques does not provide the necessary training and skills to practice osteopathic manipulative treatment and/or osteopathic manipulative medicine.
The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine is dually accredited by the American Osteopathic Association and the Maine Medical Association’s Council on Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Each Introductory Session is eligible for a maximum of 8.0 Category 1A osteopathic credits and 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. The Saturday/Sunday sessions are eligible for a maximum of 12.0 CME credits. Non-physician attendees will receive University Contact hours.