Osteopathic Medicine has become part of the mainstream healthcare system in America. The colleges training DO's to practice medicine have had to modify how they teach medicine, assess students, and relate to other healthcare systems-particularly hospitals and healthcare systems.
My role includes creating communities of educators and helping these communities to learn and implement the new technologies and philosophies that are the foundation of modern medical education.
Major duties include standardizing portions of the curricula across the colleges of osteopathic medicine, incorporating the language of osteopathic medicine into electronic databases, helping colleges with grant funding, and incorporating the concepts of core competencies, milestones, clinical learning environment, and entrustable professional activities.
I am also the liaison between osteopathic medical colleges and the military and have successfully and significantly increased tuition support received by osteopathic medical college from the military.