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Hugh Ettlinger, DO, FAAO
Professor of OMM, New York Institute of Technology – College of Osteopathic Medicine
Thank you for your interest in the SBH Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM) Residency Program!
SBH has been training ONMM specialists since 1993. Our program is currently fully accredited by the American Osteopathic Association and we are in the process of applying for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
This program was 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 460 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 between 1000 to 1500 births per year. OMT has become a part of the routine care for these services, as we treat every newborn, pediatric, and postpartum patient at SBH.
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 weekly journal club and residents are encouraged to develop research projects on the use of OMT. We have weekly resident and faculty led hands-on labs. There are also educational bedside rounds with the surgical and medical services and teaching rounds with the emergency medicine and pediatric departments.
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!