Medical Education

Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine - O'Bleness Hospital

Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine - O'Bleness Hospital

We train leaders in the practice and education of osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine.

The osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine (ONMM) one-year accredited program integrates specialty clinical and hospital practices with teaching and research opportunities through OhioHealth and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. We accept two residents yearly. Read a letter from our program director.

A Strong Curriculum With Exciting Opportunities

Diverse Opportunities.
Rural, urban and international rotations provide a foundation for osteopathic thinking in all of its applications. 

Individualized Learning.
A wide range of clinicians and basic scientists are available to customize learning goals in an 
unopposed residency.

Integration of osteopathic principles through teaching and clinical experience across the spectrum of specialties.

Focused Didactics.
Anatomic correlation through dissection enhances structural and functional understanding 
of both disease and wellness.

We’ll help you accomplish more.

Our residency gives you a strong foundation for long-term success and learning in patient care as an osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine physician. 

Both OhioHealth and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine provide the resources to take physicians to the next level of osteopathic understanding.


Rotations are customizable. The sequence and choices of each rotation is based on previous training and procedural experience. The flexibility of elective opportunities ensures the learner acquires greater depth of understanding in their choice of focus.


You can elect to participate in a one-of-a-kind international osteopathic immersion while rotating through our partner locations in Germany. Residents can spend up to four weeks at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteopathische Medizin (DGOM) e. V. Akademie für Osteopathische Medizin und Therapie.

You’ll practice under the supervision of extensively trained, world-renowned German physicians. This experience includes a variety of inpatient and outpatient exposures. It will help you acquire a better understanding of cross-cultural differences in the application of osteopathic medicine.


Our ONMM residents have access to a wide array of educational offerings through the OhioHealth Research Institute (OHRI) as well as OUHCOM resources.

Guidance for individually initiated or on going quality improvement and research are supported by the faculty and program.


Weekly focused didactics are an integral part of our ONMM residency, including:

  • Anatomy/physiology reviews — presented within the osteopathic context.
  • Participation in teaching in year 1 and 2 OMM labs and other opportunities for research and scholarly activity.

Cadaveric dissection — offering enhanced understanding with emphasis on particular areas of interest and assistance from anatomy faculty as well as ONMM faculty.


A small town, rural community with the diverse cultural influences and academic advantages that a university town provides. Athens is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains with ample opportunities for outdoor recreation.