Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Education

We provide continuous osteopathic education from medical school through residency.

OMM Year 1

Course Director: Christopher Medina, DO
Administrative Coordinator: Korie Kiser

The course is designed to introduce the osteopathic student to the history and philosophical principles of osteopathic medicine. The course will provide the foundation of skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat somatic dysfunction. The student is introduced to several examples of direct and indirect treatment systems. The laboratory time is dedicated to developing confidence and skill in diagnosing and treating somatic dysfunction with specific treatment techniques guiding the understanding of the general principles of the treatment systems. In this way the student should be able to apply the principles to the practice of osteopathic medicine.

OMM Student Teaching Assistant Program

Student Teaching Assistant Supervisor:  Korie Kiser

At the end of year 1, students have the opportunity to apply to become teaching assistants (TA). Those selected from the year 1 class serve as TAs in the following academic year (year 2) and assist with the teaching of psychomotor skills to first year students during their OMM lab.

TAs assist in table training in OMM labs, individual OMM tutoring, large group tutorials, and clinical competency preparation.

OMM Year 2

Course Director: Mehgan Nelsen, DO
Administrative Coordinator: Korie Kiser

This course is a continuation of OMM Year 1. The treatment models are expanded to include the still technique, osteopathy in the cranial field, and visceral treatment. The application of principles and practice are applied to case scenarios in the specialty fields of cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, obstetrics and gynecology, immunology and infectious disease, geriatrics, pediatrics and general surgery. Medical specialties are introduced to coincide with the second year student’s system courses. The application of osteopathic principles and practice in the hospital setting are taught. Guest lectures explain and demonstrate the practice of osteopathic medicine in the specialties of neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

OMM Year 3

Clinical Course Director: Yein Lee, DO
Administrative Coordinator: Loren Rowland

The Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Core Rotation is a four-week clinical OMM-specific rotation with faculty and community DOs in the state of Texas. Rotation sites include but not limited to, the on-campus OMM clinic, preceptors’ respective practices in the North Texas community and at remote sites in Baytown, Conroe, Longview, Corpus Christi, and the hospital environments in which the preceptors and faculty provide service.

During this rotation, students will participate in diagnosis and treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal component of medical and surgical disorders. Students will become proficient in multiple treatment approaches of osteopathic manipulative treatment.