Medical EducationCommentary

Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institutions and Academic Sponsorship

Maura Biszewski, BA
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Notes and Affiliations

Received: December 21, 2012

Accepted: February 13, 2013

Published: April 1, 2013

J Osteopath Med; 113(4): 311-319

Since July 2012, all osteopathic graduate medical education programs approved by the American Osteopathic Association are academically sponsored by an Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution (OPTI). The author reviews recent activities related to OPTI operations, including OPTI historical data and academic sponsorship changes, revisions to the OPTI Accreditation Handbook, and the 2012 OPTI Workshop. The author also summarizes the new OPTI Mission and Vision Statements, examines OPTI governance, and cites common commendations and deficiencies for reviews completed from 2008 to 2012.

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