Osteopathic Education

Our History:

In 2004, Quincy Family Medicine integrated osteopathic training into the residency, creating a dually-accredited osteopathic residency sponsored by the AT Still Kirksville Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institute (OPTI). Since this time, we have developed a robust curriculum, graduating over 30 DO residents. In 2012, to further enhance and strengthen the osteopathic component of our residency, we became a core clerkship site for AT Still Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. With the post-graduate merger of the AOA with the ACGME, Quincy Family Medicine Residency transitioned to an OR-designated program in 2018. We currently have initial accreditation by the ACGME and are awaiting continuing accreditation.

Osteopathic Education

Our Designated OR Faculty:

Quincy has actively recruited faculty who are designated OR faculty. Dr. Paula Mackrides is the Osteopathic Director of Medical Education and oversees the OR program including the curriculum. Dr. Tim Ott is the Director of Osteopathic Medical Student Education and oversees the AT Still Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine core clerkship and is an integral member of the OR portion of the program. To enhance the OR program, two more designated OR faculty were recently added, including Dr. Shawn Holcomb in 2018 and Dr. Herman Leung in 2020. Dr. Holcomb has a special interest in weight management, is certified in obesity medicine and runs a weight management clinic. Dr. Herman Leung is a recent graduate of the residency program and has a special interest in addiction medicine.

About the OR curriculum:

Our OR longitudinal curriculum provides a hands-on emphasis. OR designated residents are encouraged to utilize their OPP lens, apply it to all aspects of family medicine and integrate their OMM skills in the continuity clinic and the hospital setting.  Residents receive education on OPP/OMM in a multitude of ways. For 6 months of the year, a workshop on Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques is provided for residents by Dr. Harry Lausen. Dr. Lausen is our Regional Osteopathic Director of Medical Education and completed a predoctoral fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Two of these clinics provide both inpatient and outpatient experiences and are one on one with a designated OR faculty. The other two clinics are scheduled as senior procedural clinics during the residents’ regular continuity clinics and are supervised by a designated OR faculty. We continually assess OMM competency throughout the residency. OR designated residents also participate regularly in a regional collaborative Journal Club and explore the current literature in the areas of OPP/OMM. All residents in the program present case conferences annually with an emphasis on OPP/OMM and develop a poster presentation from one of those case conferences. A multitude of evaluation tools are utilized to provide the designated OR resident with feedback specifically in the area of OPP/OMM.