Berkshire Medical Center began a 12-month Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine / Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Plus-One Residency to follow our AOA Dual-Track Internal Medicine Residency program in July 2012.
This additional year of training is aimed at assisting the residents to hone and perfect their osteopathic manipulative skills to better serve their patients both in their primary care practice as well as act in a consultative role in ambulatory and hospital settings.
Plus-One residents will have extensive clinic time to learn to incorporate OMM into primary care visits as well as spend clinic time in our OMM consultation clinic. They will also spend each morning rounding on our OMM hospital consultation service. Specific rotations during the residency year will include Neurology, Rheumatology, Pain Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Integrative Medicine, Pediatrics, Occupational Medicine and Orthopedics/Sports Medicine.
Book clubs and didactic sessions in osteopathic philosophy, anatomy and embryology will occur ongoing throughout the year. We have a weekly Osteopathic Didactic session in conjunction with the other many Osteopathic students, Interns and residents. Residents will also prepare and present lecture/lab sessions for our other osteopathic trainee’s to better prepare them as future teachers in the osteopathic profession. We also have a monthly Osteopathic Grand rounds with AT Still and anatomy reading and discussion as well as lecture and lab sessions with our guest speaker Dr. Andrew Goldman.
We have also have developed a part-time track for where individuals work half time as a resident and half time as an attending over a two year period. This track is attractive for individual who may need to maintain a higher income due to family or other obligations and for those who desire an ease into independent practice. All residency requirements are completed in the two year time frame and salary reflects a mix of resident and attending compensation. Please contact Dr. Kisiel for details.
We do not use ERAS for the OMM/NMM Plus-One Program.
Please forward the following to: Dr. Stephen Kisiel at firstname.lastname@example.org Stephanie Wade at email@example.com. CV Dean’s Letter or equivalent Medical School Transcript COMLEX Transcript Three letters of reference Current program directors contact information Personal Statement