Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Review Committee (ONMM RC) Members Approved

The ACGME Executive Committee approved AOA’s nominees to the Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM) Review Committee. These appointments will become effective January 1, 2015, pending approval of bylaw changes by ACGME member organizations. The ONMM will develop standards for and evaluate Neuromusculoskeletal and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine residency programs under the single graduate medical education accreditation system. The group is currently working on draft standards, which once formulated will be posted for a 45-day public comment period and then presented for approval to the ACGME Board in February 2015. Under the MOU, the ONMM will be comprised of six members: five candidates nominated by the AOA and one candidate nominated by the ACGME. View the five DO-nominated appointees for the ONMM review committee. 

ACGME-Proposed Requirements for Osteopathic Recognition and Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Posted for Review and Public Comment

In another milestone in the transition to a Single GME Accreditation System, the ACGME posted proposed requirements for Osteopathic Recognition, drafted by the Osteopathic Principles Working Group, soon to be the Osteopathic Principles Committee (OPC). ACGME also posted program requirements for Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, drafted by the Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Working Group, soon to be the Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Review Committee (ONMM).

The proposed requirements are available for public comment until December 29, 2014. Read the new requirements.

After the conclusion of the 45-day comment period, the OPC and ONMM review committees will evaluate comments received and determine which suggestions to incorporate into the proposed requirements for submission to the ACGME Committee on Requirements (CoR). Final recommendations will be forwarded to the ACGME Board of Directors for action during their February 2015 Board meeting. Read more on the ACGME process for review and approval of requirements.

AACOM is in the process of analyzing these draft requirements. For further updates and notifications, visit AACOM’s single GME web page, follow AACOM on twitter @aacommunities, or sign up for email updates at

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November 2014
Vol. 8, No. 10