Osteopathic Recognition Track
OMT training available for DO's and MD's
Approved Osteopathic Track
The Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program received approval from the ACGME for its Osteopathic Recognition Track in 2016. Previously, the program was dually accredited by the ACGME and AOA and transitioned to the Osteopathic Recognition Track as a result of the ACGME’s Single Accreditation System.
Our focus is on producing comprehensive, community-focused, patient-centered, and compassionate family physicians. According to the ACGME, it is “the expectation of the Osteopathic Principles Committee that every program with Osteopathic Recognition creates an osteopathic-focused learning environment that spans the length of the educational program.”
Post-graduate training occurs with both longitudinal and focused educational experiences; these will include dedicated OMT clinics, OMT/Osteopathic focused lectures and didactics, as well as opportunities to practice Osteopathic techniques in all clinical settings. These experiences are supervised by one of our four DO faculty at Kingsport Family Medicine.
Both MD and DO applicants may be considered for entry into the Osteopathic Recognition Track. For non-osteopathically trained physicians, the expectation is that applicants will demonstrate some level of preparation for entry into an osteopathic-focused position in a program with Osteopathic Recognition.
Graduates of the Osteopathic Recognition Track will demonstrate competencies in patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, professionalism, and systems based practice as required by the ACGME. Additionally, graduates will receive special instruction and curriculum concentrated in Osteopathic principles and practice.
At Kingsport Family Medicine, our Osteopathic Recognition Track is led by Mark Brummel, DO. Individuals with special interest in learning Osteopathic techniques and treatments should consider entry into the Osteopathic Recognition Track. We look forward to teaching you these additional skills and helping you incorporate them into your future practice.