Neuromusculoskeletal and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Residency

We have offered a Plus One Residency in Neuromusculoskeletal and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine since 2001. We continue to refine the program and expand its curriculum, and patient exposure to prepare our graduates to be well-educated and skilled representatives of the osteopathic profession. Our graduates have an excellent pass rate on the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine certification exams and go on to practice full scope primary care, as well as specialty OMM and teaching faculty careers. Plus One residents are members of Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center medical staff and are privileged to serve as junior faculty preceptors for medical students and residents in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

The service of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine has been embraced by the Bangor community which exposes trainees to a variety of patients. Our outpatient clinic is well established and supported by referrals from our local community. It provides exposure to a variety of populations to include chronic pain, geriatric, obstetric, women’s health, newborn, and pediatrics.

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Our inpatient Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine service instituted in 2008 provides care to our residency inpatients as well as OMM consultations for other groups. Our plus one residents are trained to provide osteopathic evaluation and treatment for a diverse patient population including newborn, pediatric, obstetric, internal medicine, and surgical patients.

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We provide osteopathic care for athletes at the University of Maine (NCAA Division I) sports medicine clinic and maintain a close relationship with their athletic trainers. This relationship also provides the optional moonlighting opportunity to serve as team physician at athletic events.

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Weekly didactics afternoons involve discussion of assigned reading including A.T. Still and W.G. Sutherland texts, journal club, board review, anatomy review, and hands-on technique training. All plus one residents attend the American Academy of Osteopathy’s Annual Convocation where they also take the NMM/OMM Resident In-service examination.

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As a junior faculty member our plus one residents have the opportunity to serve as attendings in family medicine as well as osteopathic manipulative medicine in the inpatient and outpatient settings for family medicine residents and medical students. They present 1-2 formal Osteopathic Grand Rounds lecture and lab topics and assist as table trainers for these hands-on sessions.

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Outpatient elective rotation options include OMM/NMM, PM &R, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Rheumatology, and Radiology or director approved resident choice. Plus one residents choose their elective 4 week “away” rotation with an OMM/NMM board certified D.O.

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We participate as teaching assistants to Husson University Doctoral Physical Therapy students for their gross anatomy curriculum. Our primary role is to teach the clinical application of the functional relationships of anatomic structures. This includes assistance with dissection and gives the plus one residents the opportunity to spend time reviewing the structure and function of the musculoskeletal, visceral and nervous systems.

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Successful completion of the program requires each plus one resident to produce a paper of publishable quality. Possible formats include case report, research project, and literature review. Past graduates have had their papers published in osteopathic periodicals.

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NMM/OMM Plus One Residency Director

  • K. Emily M. Redding, DO

Osteopathic DME:

  • Kristin I. Thom, DO

  • Tasha Hofmann, DO

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  • Graduate of an AOA approved residency program (see AOA for ACGME approval)

  • Board eligible or board certified status

  • Completion of an AAO approved 40 hour basic cranial course

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  • Base salary $61,963

  • Salary plus call option available

  • 30 paid days off (including 6 holidays)

  • 5 days of CME (does not include time for Convocation or intraining exam)

  • $2500 professional development fund

  • Liability Insurance

  • Health Insurance (group plan available for spouse and dependent children)

  • Life Insurance

  • Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Moonlighting opportunities

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For more information, contact Marie Pelkey, Residency Coordinator at mpelkey@northernlight.org or call 207-973-7973