The consortium’s osteopathic internship is designed to provide graduates of accredited osteopathic medical colleges with a broad range of inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences in the management of patients with a wide spectrum of health problems. This clinical experience is complemented by a range of formal and informal didactic experiences. Following successful completion of the internship, osteopathic physicians who meet the other requirements will be eligible for full licensure in Pennsylvania and may enter into the practice of medicine. Graduates of the internship will also be qualified to undertake further training in programs accredited by either the American Osteopathic Association or the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
This is a “rotating internship” including rotations in internal medicine, family practice, emergency medicine, anesthesia, radiology and electives. In addition, certain components (such as osteopathic principles and practice, behavioral health, radiology, and anesthesiology) are incorporated across the curriculum in all areas of training. The AOA guidelines permit some flexibility in the specific rotations that may be used to fulfill certain requirements. To the extent possible, the Director of Medical Education will work to develop a rotation schedule that both fulfills all AOA requirements and supports the particular interests, career aspirations, and plans for further training of the intern.
Osteopathic interns may expect to have the same experience and opportunities during these assignments as are offered to allopathic physicians during their internship year. In addition, they will participate in regularly scheduled osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) seminars with lectures and demonstrations.
3 weeks vacation (1 week must be scheduled during Anesthesia/Radiology or Elective months)
- General Surgery
- Infectious Disease
- Physical Medicine and Rehab
Osteopathic interns are evaluated monthly by the supervising attending physicians and upper level residents on each rotation. The evaluations are routinely reviewed by the DME and education committee. The Director of Medical Education for the Osteopathic Program meets with the interns quarterly to exchange feedback.