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Applying to our NMM-OMM Plus-One Residency (Fellowship)

  • Postmark deadline for applications on a yearly basis is December 31.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application and attach the following documents in order to complete your file:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Board scores 1, 2, 3 & PE (original or certified copy from your medical school)
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Medical school diploma
  • List of all rotations completed as third and fourth year student, intern, and residency years. Please simply list all time limited rotations by training year and list all continuity “rotations” under a separate category
  • A letter of recommendation and good standing from your program director
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Certificate of residency completion will be required upon acceptance into the program
  • Please be sure to read the Recommendation to ONMM2 year.
    These will take effect once all programs are fully converted to ACGME accreditation, by year 2020. If you have further questions regarding this, please contact us.

Materials should be submitted to:

Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
ATTN: Melissa Simpkins
VCOM II Building
2280 Kraft Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060

You will need to schedule an interview somewhere along the application process. One way is to interview sometime during your rotations with us.

For additional information, please contact:

Melissa Simpkins
Program Coordinator
msimpkins [at]

Acceptance to our NMM-OMM Plus-One Residency (Fellowship)

Our program is approved for up to four residents per year. Many applicants want to know how they can increase their chances of acceptance into our program or other similar programs. Keep in mind:

  • #1  …  Make yourself known to your main choices - rotate for at least 2 weeks
  • Always, always remain humble
  • Seek out NMM-OMM specialists in your area during your third/fourth years, internship, and/or primary residency. Spend time with them in office.
  • Seek out primary care and specialist rotations with physicians that do OMM and integrate osteopathic philosophy into their practice whenever possible
  • In you third and fourth year rotations and/or residency rotations:
    • PALPATE TISSUE TEXTURE on every patient as part of your out-patient physical exam or hospital H&P
    • REVIEW ANATOMY DAILY for 5-10 minutes
  • Attend the American Academy Osteopathy (AAO) annual convocation each year
    • Be sure to attend the first 2 nights sessions of “Evening with the Stars”
  • Attend local / regional OMM Hands-On Workshops
  • Download Dr Kozar’s lecture HO on Applying to NMMOMM (ONMM) Residencies

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