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Faculty Development Resources


The AACOM Leadership Institute offers leadership development opportunities to leaders and aspiring leaders in the osteopathic medical and medical education community. The goal is to cultivate strong leaders to meet key areas of need in the growing and dynamic osteopathic profession.

The Institute offers a variety of programs based on a range of career stages and trajectories. You can find descriptions of each of these programs below.

Cultivating strong leaders in the osteopathic medical education community
to meet key areas of need in the growing and dynamic osteopathic profession

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Interprofessional Resources

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American College of Rheumatology

Conference and Meeting Reports

Videos and Presentations

The Effective Preceptor

(8:07 min)   Download the related handout (pdf, 5 pages)

Stephen S. Davis, PhD, USAF Major Retired, Director, Faculty Development, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine/Center for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE)

Curriculum on Curriculum slide

A Curriculum on Curriculum: For Osteopathic Educators

View the presentation (pdf, 31 slides)

What is a curriculum? What does curriculum mean? Who develops a curriculum and why? This presentation has the basics that a person should know before putting together a curriculum. 

Introduction to Osteopathic Medicine for Non-DO Faculty: What Makes an Osteopathic Education Different?

(2010, 21:00 min)

Accreditation standards require that each osteopathic medical education program provide faculty development for its staff, including an orientation to osteopathic medicine for non-DO faculty.  Use the links below to view an orientation to osteopathic medicine.

View the PowerPoint (2010, ppt, 22 slides)

Having MDs Precept Osteopathic Medical Students in OMM 

View the videos 
View the slide presentation (pdf, 43 slides)

Discussion of indications and contraindications for the most common techniques and the knowledge necessary to supervise osteopathic medical students in OMM are provided in these videos.

Osteopathic medical students, interns and residents may train in settings where DO attending physicians are not always available, or qualified preceptors to oversee the performance of osteopathic manual medicine may be limited. The ATSU-SOMA has developed a program to have MDs oversee the performance of OMM by osteopathic students, by developing a list of the ten most used techniques in osteopathic manual medicine, and then training allopathic physicians to supervise (not perform) these procedures.

Training the Osteopathic Professions Core Educators (TOPCE)

TOPCE is a starting point for anyone who wants to teach people to become medical professionals. TOPCE programs occur at national conferences like the AACOM Annual Conference, AOA's OMED Conference, and local meetings at individual schools.

Additional Resources?
Contact meded@aacom.org if you have faculty development materials you wish share.