VCOM 2022 Annual Report

Graduate Medical Education

Sports Medicine Fellowships T

ONMM3 Residency T population of patients in need of osteopathic medical care. The ONMM3 program provides training in the development of osteopathic clinical skills needed to diagnose and manage illnesses and injuries. The ONMM3 program implements educational experiences necessary for the resident to achieve the knowledge, psychomotor skills, interpersonal skills, professional attitudes and practical experience required of the ONMM3 specialist physician. VCOM faculty provide educational and clinical opportunities designed to allow the resident to assume progressive responsibility for patient care. This program emphasizes osteopathic medicine as a philosophy to be applied to medical practice, along with a strong knowledge of anatomy and physiology—making students all-around better physicians. The program fosters both academic and research growth to develop physicians who can confidently serve as program directors and researchers in osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine. he VCOM–Virginia Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM3) Residency Program was initiated in response to the growing

he VCOM Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program was established in 2004 to provide fellows with training to diagnose and manage

medical illnesses and injuries of athletes in a Division I university setting as well as to serve all levels of athletes and patients with sports related injuries. VCOM partners with Virginia Tech and Auburn University to offer hands-on experiences to fellows on the Virginia and Auburn campuses. This fellowship program includes educational experiences necessary for participants to achieve the knowledge, motor skills, interpersonal skills, professional attitudes and practical experience required to practice sports medicine successfully. Working directly under sports medicine trained physicians, fellows have educational and clinical opportunities that include osteopathic manipulative medicine focused on athletes, ultrasound imaging for the diagnosis of injuries, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy and more.


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