he recently-released September 2016 issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) is supplemented by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME)’s new report “The Fundamental Osteopathic Medical Competency Domains 2016” (FOMCD 2016), and includes the following features:

Medical Education
Teaching and Assessment of High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude Techniques for the Spine in Predoctoral Medical Education
Recommending increased standardization as osteopathic recognition is expanded, the article reviews the standards for teaching medical students techniques, methods used to assess proficiency, and proposes baseline standards for HVLA.

The Potential of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Narrative Review
The article reviews evidence for adjunctive OMT that suggests its great potential for enhancing antimicrobial stewardship and advocates for further investigation.

Redefining Competency Domains for Osteopathic Medical Practice
Dr. Gimpel details how the FOMCD 2016 represents the NBOME’s most recent work: facilitating expert consensus on the required elements and measured outcomes for 7 core competency domains as related to the practice of osteopathic medicine.

Education and Communication in an Interprofessional Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Outcomes of a research study reveal that communicating recommendations as a multidisciplinary team in an educational manner results in to greater acceptance of recommendations.

Re: Engage

The "Medical Education" section has long been a staple of the JAOA. With the ever-evolving changes in the medical education continuum, together AACOM and the JAOA continue to deliver the best research and practices in osteopathic medical education.

As we continue progress toward a single GME accreditation system, osteopathic graduates will require research and scholarly activity to remain competitive. Via the ENGAGE Initiative, we encourage osteopathic medical school faculty and students to submit papers covering their research, their work’s impact on local health care, and their school’s innovations in medical education. The ENGAGE Initiative focuses on giving schools a platform for showcasing their works, and serves as a vehicle to disseminate exciting scholarly activity and advancements in osteopathic medicine to a broader audience.

We want to give each college of osteopathic medicine a chance to show the world who they are, what they do, and how they are preparing the next generation of America’s health care workforce. Learn more.


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September 2016
Vol. 10, No. 7