Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Training the Osteopathic Professions Core Educators (TOPCE) Workshop 
8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

This full-day workshop will offer thought leadership on the following topics in osteopathic medical education:

  • Maintaining and Expanding the Educational Mission as an Educator in the Osteopathic Profession
    Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University
  • Qualifications for Teaching: What Clinical Faculty Need to Know
    Tyler Cymet, DO​, Chief of Clinical Education, Associate Vice President, AACOM
  • General Educational Theories
    Trish Sexton, DHEd, Associate Dean for Curriculum, Professor Family Medicine, ATSU-KCOM
  • EPAs in UME and GME
    Machelle Linsenmeyer, EdD, NAOME, Associate Dean for Assessment and Educational Development, WVSOM
  • Models for Osteopathic Integration
    Anthony Michael Will, DO, Department Chair of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor, AZCOM
  • Leadership 101 for Faculty
    Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS, Dean, Professor of Internal Medicine, CCOM/MWU
  • Assessment: Pearls for Successful Assessment in Osteopathic Medical Education
    Stephen Davis, PhD, Director of Faculty Development, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, OU-HCOM
  • Challenges in Developing an Excellent Osteopathic Physician When They Become a Difficult Learner [Remediation]
    Regan Shabloski, DO, Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, LECOM
  • ARCH Feedback Model
    S. Dennis Baker, PhD, Assistant Dean of Faculty Enrichment, ACOM
    Suzanne Yancey Bush, MD, FACOG, NCMP, Clinical Associate Professor, Educational Director, Florida State University College of Medicine; Clerkship Director, Pensacola

Advanced registration and additional fees are required for this pre-conference workshop.​​

Osteopathic Recognition: Intensive Peer-to-Peer Workshop for Completing the Osteopathic Recognition Application 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 


Deepen your conference experience by investing in a four-hour workshop focused on the osteopathic recognition application with guidance and insights from peers who have attained osteopathic recognition for their programs. Moderated by peers and experts on osteopathic training, attendees will walk away with tangible ideas to strengthen their program's osteopathic recognition application.

See flyer "Attaining Osteopathic Recognition in Your Residency Programs" for general information on osteopathic recognition.

View the objectives and list of speakers for this pre-conference workshop.

Advanced registration is required for this pre-conference workshop.

Implementing a New COMLEX-USA Master Blueprint & Enhancing the COMAT Program (Sponsored by NBOME) 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for this interactive workshop and discover new enhancements and changes to the NBOME Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA) and Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Achievement Test (COMAT) programs. In this two-part session participants will learn and discuss implementation plans and test specifications for the new COMLEX-USA master blueprint to be implemented in 2018-2019, innovative assessment formats, uses of COMAT scores, and future enhancements and development of a new Foundational Biomedical Sciences COMAT examination to be launched in 2018.

Designed for deans, faculty and advisors at colleges of osteopathic medicine, as well as program directors and other professionals involved in graduate medical education, this workshop is available at no charge and will be followed by a one-hour reception.


  • John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd, President and CEO, National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME)
  • Edward Tsai, PhD, Associate Vice President for Assessment Services & Research, NBOME
  • Jeanne Sandella, DO, Vice President for Clinical Skills Testing, NBOME

Advanced registration is required for this pre-conference workshop.​​