Osteopathic Medicine for MDs

For those residents coming from an allopathic background who are curious about osteopathic practices, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center for Family Medicine and Residency Program offers a weeklong boot camp to provide an introduction to osteopathic principles and practice as well as osteopathic manipulative medicine basics. Following this elective boot camp, allopathic residents have the option to continue learning and building core competence in osteopathy throughout residency by practicing osteopathic medicine under the tutelage of experienced faculty.  Upon graduation, MDs completing osteopathic recognition requirements are eligible for osteopathic board certification and credentialing for osteopathic manipulative medicine.