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 continuing OR accreditation by the ACGME.

Osteopathic Education

Our designated OR faculty:

Quincy has actively recruited faculty who are designated OR faculty. Dr. Paula Mackrides is both the Regional and Quincy Osteopathic Director of Medical Education and oversees the Quincy 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, Dr. Herman Leung, a recent OR graduate of the program, was added to the faculty in 2020. In 2021, Dr. Leung went on to complete his addiction medicine fellowship and is now board certified with a CAQ in Addiction Medicine. Dr. Tanner Eiben, another recent graduate of our program, joined the OR faculty in 2022 and is board certified with a CAQ in Sports Medicine. Dr. Deseray Aguirre will be joining OR faculty in the fall and has a special interest in Obstetrics/Gynecology.

About 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 our collaborative SIU OR faculty. There are two designated osteopathic procedural clinics per month during continuity clinic; one provides inpatient experiences and the other provides outpatient experiences. These procedural clinics are one on one with a designated OR faculty. There are also two clinics scheduled as senior procedural clinics during the residents’ regular continuity clinics which 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 Osteopathic Journal Club and explore the current literature in the areas of OPP/OMM. Annually, all OR residents in the program present case conferences with an emphasis on OPP/OMM and develop one abstract with the potential for a regional/national 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.