American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

OGME Development Initiative

surgery.jpg‚ÄčThe Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education (OGME) Development Initiative assists non-teaching hospitals interested in establishing osteopathic residency programs, hospitals with allopathic (MD) training that want to add osteopathic programs, and osteopathic training programs in need of assistance.

Through the OGME Development Initiative, a corps of knowledgeable consultants works with prospective teaching hospitals on all aspects of the development process. Consultants include:

  • Directors of medical education
  • Specialty program directors
  • Deans of colleges of osteopathic medicine
  • Leadership of osteopathic educational consortia
  • Hospital chief executive officers and other senior administrators

Consultants counsel prospective teaching hospitals by conference call and site visit, working peer-to-peer with hospital and physician leadership, answering questions and sharing their expertise on such topics as the benefits of starting an OGME program, strategic GME planning, program structure and resources, accreditation and cost and payment estimates. 


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For assistance, contact the OGME Development Initiative by calling (800) 621-1773, ext. 8010, or email


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