Once again, Osteopathy’s Promise to Children finds itself at a pivotal moment of immense opportunity and change. In 2020, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) will merge with the MD programs’ Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This will create a single accreditation system for graduate medical education in the US.
How will OPC respond?
Our vision at OPC is grounded in the founding purpose and legacy established by Dr. Viola M. Frymann, D.O.
Osteopathy’s Promise to Children is committed to excellence in osteopathic education, research, and clinical experience for health professionals in the field of osteopathy.
OPC is anchored in its commitment to cultivate a perpetual spirit of inquiry, focused on outstanding evidence-based health care, rigorous research and scholarship, and inspired teaching.
At Osteopathy’s Promise to Children we put our values into action by:
- Preparing osteopathic physicians, students, and osteopathic practitioners to think deeply and critically on how the application of cranial osteopathic manipulative treatment, pediatric osteopathic medicine, and general osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) best contributes to the physician’s service for their patients;
- Conducting research with the intention to expand the frontiers of the osteopathic concept and validate the identity and benefit of osteopathic manipulative medicine on a research, rather than empirical, basis to solve real-world problems;
- Facilitating clinical training in an outpatient setting that builds skills and confidence in the validity and power of osteopathic medicine for all students, while offering excellent educational opportunities for their personal and professional growth.