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Alice Chen, DO
Nichole Thorsvik, DO
Victoria Tuttle, DO
Greetings! Welcome to the Department of ONMM at SBH Health System.
Our goal for visiting students is to provide an experience that will allow you to feel more comfortable evaluating and treating patients using an osteopathic framework. Although the residency program is designed to train specialists, the student rotation offers a broad osteopathic experience that will prove useful regardless of the medical specialty you choose to enter.
Through a rotation at SBH, you will learn to perform an osteopathic structural exam, a useful tool in diagnostic medicine. With practice, it can be easily performed in any inpatient or outpatient setting. There will be many opportunities to appreciate the role of somatic dysfunction in the pathophysiology of a broad variety of disease processes. You will also participate in the design and implementation of an osteopathic treatment plan to support the patient as they recover from their illness. The degree and level at which you participate in the treatment will depend on the skills and experience you have, your comfort level, and the comfort level of the department.
As a visiting student or resident, you will be included as part of the team. You will be assigned a different resident to work with every week and will assist in seeing patients both in the clinic and on the hospital floors. You will participate in weekly didactics and labs, present on an assigned topic to the team, and will receive feedback directly from residents as well as attending physicians.
Prospective applicants for the residency program are strongly encouraged to arrange an elective rotation in the department in order to develop a better understanding of the program and to assess fit.
To schedule an elective rotation, please fill out this form. You should hear back from us within a week.
Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward sharing osteopathy with you!
Alice, Nichole and Victoria