Northeast Osteopathic Medical Education Network

NEOMEN is an educational consortium that works with the Graduate Medical Education affiliation sites for the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. It promotes osteopathic education, recognition, and accreditation and provides faculty development and educational events around the osteopathic principles.


Since its inception in 1997 NEOMEN has been through multiple organizational evolutions. all tying significant healthcare institutions to UNE COM Graduate Medical Education and working in collaboration and partnership to deliver residency opportunities and Osteopathic Medical Education to affiliated members.

Previously an AOA Osteopathic Post Doctoral Institute, it now serves as a voluntary dues-paying organization whose members and main office on UNE COM's campus provide regional Osteopathic Manual Medicine seminars to residents, hosts a large educational research forum for Allopathic and Osteopathic students at both our graduate and UNE COM's undergraduate sites, offers residency planning tools including both new residency planning  Osteopathic Recognition advice, counsel and application assistance to new and existing sites, library resources, video training resources, and guest lecturers, CME resources and CITI training (through UNE COM and UNE).


NEOMEN establishes and sustains programs of osteopathic medical education, faculty development, and research that exemplify the highest standard of quality through a partnership of health care organizations to address the health care needs of the people of the communities served by the partners.


NEOMEN shall be known for:

  • Providing the highest standards of educational excellence for pre and postdoctoral trainees in member osteopathic educational programs
  • Promoting collaboration among educational programs in order to share resources of expertise, knowledge, facilities, faculty development, research, and finance
  • Enhancing and improving the efficient, cost-effective delivery of educational programs
  • Coordinating and facilitating scientific research that fosters osteopathic contributions to the advancement of knowledge
  • Providing programs and curricula to develop physician leaders and educators to lead the profession into the future


For inquiries regarding ACGME residency start-up or Osteopathic Recognition contact:

Philip Heywood
Executive Director
Work Phone: (207) 602-2229
Mobile Phone: (207) 205-2686


11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, Maine 04005-9599