Core Competencies & Program Objectives
American Osteopathic Association Core Competencies & Program Objectives
Using the seven core competency domains published by the American Osteopathic Association as a guide, ARCOM has incorporated competency training and assessment into its curriculum throughout the four-year course of study for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree program at a level appropriate for a medical student preparing to enter GME. Each competency and its overarching objective are shown below. The ARCOM faculty and administration have identified which core competencies are met in each course and rotation and specify said core competencies in each syllabi with delineation of learning objectives and assessment.
1. Osteopathic Philosophy/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of accepted standards in osteopathic manipulative treatment appropriate to the specialty. Remain dedicated to life-long learning and to practice habits in osteopathic philosophy and OMM.
2. Medical Knowledge
3. Patient Care
4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills
6. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
7. Systems-Based Practice
Visit the AOA website for additional information.