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Hugh Ettlinger, DO, FAAO
Professor of OMM, New York Institute of Technology – College of Osteopathic MedicineWelcome!
Thank you for your interest in the SBH Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM) Residency Program!
SBH has been training OMM specialists since 1993. Initially an AOA training program, we have completed our transition and are now fully accredited by the ACGME.
Our program is designed for the study and application of Osteopathy across a broad range of clinical scenarios within a diverse patient population. The clinical aspect of our training takes full advantage of the hospital’s complex and underserved patient population. SBH Health System has a 270-bed acute care facility that is currently a level 2 trauma center. There are busy medical and surgical inpatient services, and we perform between 500 to 1000 consults per year on medical, surgical, and trauma patients. There is also a newborn nursery, a dedicated pediatric floor, and a labor and delivery unit that performs approximately 1000 births per year. We treat every newborn, pediatric and postpartum patient at SBH and OMT has become an integral part of their routine care. SBH has also opened a wellness center, where we have a clinic session dedicated to the Osteopathic care of women and children.
Our didactic curriculum is broad in scope and collaborative in nature–we meet daily for lectures on anatomy, physiology, mechanics, and osteopathic philosophy. We have a bi-monthly journal club and residents are encouraged to develop research projects on the use of OMT. We have weekly faculty led hands-on labs. There are also educational bedside rounds with the surgical and medical services and teaching rounds with the emergency medicine department.
Our location in the heart of Bronx provides intensive training in an urban environment. But it isn’t always work. Our hospital is located a few minutes walk from the historic Arthur Avenue (the real Little Italy of New York), the Bronx Zoo, and New York Botanical Garden. The hospital is accessible by public transit and is a quick ride away from the other New York City boroughs.
We invite you to spend time studying applied osteopathy with us. I encourage you to explore the program for yourself. We will be happy to work with you to schedule a visit!