As a dually accredited program with both the ACGME and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), residents have the opportunity to develop and hone their skills in osteopathic manipulative medicine through lectures, workshops, conferences, a dedicated OMM rotation, experience in our continuity clinic, and by working with osteopathic physicians. Learn more about our Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinic
at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Hilltop Primary Care Center (PCC)
This ambulatory site serves as the continuity clinic site for the residents in the Dual program and the medical home for patients and families from the surrounding communities. Each Dual Pediatrics resident is assigned to 1 half-day per week starting in the first year of training and continues at this same site until the completion of training. During each year of training, the residents are also assigned to a one month rotation at the Hilltop PCC, during which they care for well-newborn infants, perform office and life-saving core procedures, design and complete primary care focused quality improvement projects, perform and practice Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments for a variety of childhood and adolescent conditions, teach students in community elementary schools, received primary-care focused didactics, and practice primary care home call.
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)
During this 1 month required rotation in the 2nd year the residents spend one month with Osteopathic physicians who have expertise in the practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy in children, adolescents, and young adults for the treatment of common conditions such as misshapen infant skulls, recurrent ear infections, sprains and strains of the spine and extremities. This rotation focuses on skill acquisition, deliberate practice and extends the residents’ competency in OMM beyond the opportunities for learning and practice available during the primary care time at Hilltop Clinic.