Call for Participants in Osteopathic Recognition Research Study

Published August 30, 2023


Call for participants interested in participating in USUHS's study on Osteopathic Recognition.

The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) is working with AACOM to conduct a first-of-its-kind independent, national, large-scale review of the value, demand and impact of Osteopathic Recognition (OR). 


USUHS is currently surveying program directors from programs that: 

  1. currently have OR 
  1. do not have OR 
  1. have withdrawn from OR 


USUHS is also interviewing individuals from the following categories: 

  1. Organization level leadership (AOGME, ACGME, AOA, AACOM) 
  1. Leadership from programs that have withdrawn from OR 
  1. Programmatic level leadership at formerly AOA-accredited programs with or without OR 
  1. Leadership who serve in both programmatic and organizational capacities 


If you fall into one of the categories above, or if you would like to refer someone you know from one of the above categories and would like to participate in the study please contact the project lead, Marina Shapiro, PhD ( at your earliest convenience for more information.  


Other investigators involved in the study are: 

  1. Ting Dong, PhD (   
  1. Michael Soh, PhD, MS (   
  1. Jerusalem Merkebu, PhD (   
  1. Steven Durning, MD, PhD (   
  1. Ronald Cervero, PhD, MA (