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Medical Education

Curriculum Content

AACOM posts curricular materials that have been peer reviewed and/or created by a task force of experts. Please contact Mark Speicher, PhD, MHA, to recommend additional material for this section.

Curriculum Materials

  • Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum
    Smiles for Life (SFL) produces educational resources to ensure the integration of oral health and primary care. AACOM is pleased to provide SFL curriculum as a free continuing medical education (CME) opportunity for osteopathic medical students, educators, and physicians. The SFL curriculum is suitable for up to 8.50 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and is accepted by the American Medical Association (AMA) as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Access the downloadable modules at www.smilesforlifeoralhealth.org.
  • Clinical Osteopathically Integrated Learning Scenarios (COILS)  
    COILS are a resource designed to help individuals learn uniquely osteopathic concepts.  They can be used effectively by faculty and students. 
  • Geriatrics Curricula for Undergraduate Medical Education in Osteopathic Medicine 
    Authors: Gugliucci, M.R. & Giovanis, A.
    Currently the Association for Geriatrics in Higher Education (AGHE) is the only vehicle for recognizing excellence in education on aging. Osteopathic medicine is the first health care profession to have developed a geriatric curriculm that was approved by AGHE. Osteopathic medical schools that implement the linked curriculum may apply to AGHE to receive recognition as a Program of Merit. Application forms and additional information may be acquired by contacting Marilyn R Gugliucci, PhD (207-602-2453 ~ UNECOM), Co-Chair, AGHE POM Program.
  • Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework
    The Framework was created by the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force and is a structured and comprehensive curriculum agenda that provides a common core of knowledge for clinical health professions about individual and population-oriented prevention and health promotion efforts. The Framework can support interprofessional prevention education and practice and consists of four (4) components and 23 domains, with each domain including topic areas and illustrative examples.
  • Developing a Blueprint for Primary Care Physician Education in Genomic Medicine
    The draft document of the outcomes report is linked above. In June, 2009 Dr. Leonard Levy of NSU-COM represented AACOM at an NIH conference regarding Genomic Medicine. The goals of the conference were to:
    • Define the current landscape of primary care education in genetics and genomics from the perspective of genetics, primary care, and academic medical communities
    • Identify core educational needs in genetics and genomics as defined by primary care communities.
    • Identify opportunities and barriers that face efforts to enhance primary care provider genetic/genomic literacy.
    • Propose concrete strategies to take advantage of existing opportunities for genetics/genomics education at various stages of primary care physician education.
    • Plan next steps.

    Contact Leonard Levy, DPM, MPH, (954) 262-1469 for additional information.