Residency Opportunities for Osteopathic Graduates

Osteopathic graduates are highly sought out by residency program directors in the United States. In fact, over 99% of osteopathic graduates obtain placement into a residency program the year that that they are graduating. Our nation has never graduated enough physicians for our domestic residency programs. For example, nearly 30% of US residency programs are filled with foreign medical graduates, which has contributed to what has been called “brain drain” in other parts of the world. It has also created artificial market forces for US citizens to leave the country to seek training elsewhere due to lack of medical school opportunities in our nation.

Affiliated Residency Programs

Mountain States Institute for Graduate Medical Education and Research (MSIGMER)

MSIGMER is an ICOM-led consortium created to provide experience, collaboration, funding, and infrastructure for the development and operation of new GME and research opportunities in the region. The consortium holds non-profit status under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code and has initial accreditation as a Sponsoring Institution by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

ICOM Advancing Residency Development

ICOM provides a mechanism to assist new and existing graduate medical education (GME) programs in meeting the requirements for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). These include seed funding opportunities, accreditation assistance, faculty development, and educational assistance for new and developing programs. If you are a hospital or healthcare institution in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, or South Dakota, and you are interested in learning more, please contact Dr. Robyn Dreibelbis, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education.