HealthPoint is one of four established training locations for The Wright Centers’ National Family Medicine Residency program. Recognized by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as a pioneering Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Consortium, this program addresses physician workforce shortages, particularly in underserved areas with escalating healthcare disparities.
This residency program is open to both Osteopathic and Allopathic applicants who meet the following eligibility requirements:
Osteopathic applicants: Completion of the first two years of medical education in a College of Osteopathic Medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).
Allopathic applicants: Completion of forty hours of didactic education in osteopathic principles and hands-on training in diagnosis and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for somatic dysfunction plus one hundred sixty hours of clinical training with a board-certified NMM/OMM or CSPOMM preceptor in an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)-focused practice. Attestation of osteopathic clinical training is required for this option.
The didactic education component may be accomplished by completing Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) classes at a College of Osteopathic Medicine in the United States or through Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses that are approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
Among all required Letters of Recommendation, at least one must be from a doctor of osteopathy (DO) who is board certified in any speciality and can describe your ability to integrate OPP/OMM into patient care. This letter is in addition to the attestation of osteopathic clinical training required for Option 2.
Residents who complete our program are well prepared for American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice (AOBFP) and/or American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) certification, as well as for successful careers in primary care.