Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) is taught throughout the VCOM curriculum by faculty physicians who practice primary care medicine, osteopathic medicine or sports medicine. The OMM curriculum is reinforced in the third and fourth years of study through clinical experiences with experienced VCOM faculty, demonstrating the incorporation of manipulative medicine skills into clinical rotations and practice.
The OMM curriculum at VCOM is directed toward the development of primary care physicians. VCOM faculty believe, whether a student chooses primary care or a medical specialty, they will benefit from a broad-based primary care curriculum and a whole-patient approach to care. OMM is an important skill for the primary care physician and is therefore taught throughout the pre-clinical and clinical years. Fellowship tracts are also available for residents who wish to learn more in the area of OMM.