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Osteopathic Recognition

St Claire Healthcare has a history of excellence in Osteopathic education. We developed an AOA accredited residency in 2013 and ran this residency parallel to our then ACGME Rural Training Track associated with the University of Kentucky. In 2018, we applied for and received Continued Accreditation for Osteopathic Recognition from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) under the single accreditation system. We then expanded our Rural Training Track from a 2-2-2 into a 4-4-4 residency with Osteopathic Recognition.

Osteopathic Recognition is a longitudinal curriculum open to all DO’s and to MDs who have completed additional training in osteopathic principles and practice (OPP). See requirements below.

  • Osteopathic Recognition residents are expected to utilize their osteopathic skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat patients in a variety of locations, including inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Osteopathic Recognition residents are scheduled patients for OMT in their continuity clinics weekly with close mentoring by osteopathic faculty as an opportunity to learn new techniques and hone skills. In addition, residents participate in an employee 0MT clinic on a regular basis (haven’t had this since pandemic but plan to resume).
  • Residents are expected to integrate Osteopathic Principles and Practice into their family medicine continuity clinic and OMT tables are available in the clinic for use with manipulative treatment.
  • UK Morehead FMR has 2 core osteopathic faculty who provide teaching in all settings and didactic sessions.
  • Monthly didactic sessions include hands on components to enhance and develop skills.
  • Osteopathic Recognition residents have scholarly activity and journal club requirements where they incorporate OPP.
  • Osteopathic Recognition residents have annual OPP standardized assessments, as well as OPP specific evaluations and milestones. They receive an additional Osteopathic Recognition certificate and Osteopathic summative evaluation at the completion of residency.

MD residents who do not meet requirements for osteopathic recognition but still have an interest in learning OPP are welcomed and encouraged to participate in and or audit the educational experiences. DO residents who do not choose the osteopathic recognition may do the same.


  • Selena Raines, DO (Director of Osteopathic Recognition)
  • Amanda Ramey, DO

Requirements for Application for Osteopathic Recognition:

  • Graduate of an Osteopathic College of Medicine OR

  • Graduate of medical schools accredited by the LCME with the following:

    • Structured basic Osteopathic Principals and Practice prior to beginning residency
    • Prior completion of elective Osteopathic Principles and Practice rotations
    • Completion of Osteopathic Principles and Practice courses at a college of osteopathic medicine