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Student and Resident Rotations

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Requirements

  • All rotating students, residents, or observers must be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, and against influenza (cut-off October 1st of the year/prior year)

  • All rotating students, residents, or observers are required to wear a mask for the duration of all patient encounters. 

  • Attire should be business-casual. White coats are not required (and not recommended). Prioritize comfort, and wear flexible clothing that allows you to move and treat with OMT. 

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Medical Student/Resident Assignments

Medical Students and Residents who rotate with me are required to complete a single assignment while on rotation. You can choose from the following depending on the length of your rotation. If your school requires a similar style of assignment it will count towards this requirement.

1–3 Week Rotation

  • Book Report presentation (condensed) on a recommended or proposed book

  • Podcast Report on a recommended or proposed podcast

4+ Week Rotation

  • Book Report presentation (expanded) on a recommended or proposed book

  • Case Report/Poster of a patient encounter

No matter length of rotation, you are required to read Aligning the Relational Field: A Love Story About Retelling the Creation of Cranio-Sacral Therapy (and a lot of Other Touch-Based Bodywork as Well) by Susan Raffo, a non-DO craniosacral therapist. 

Pre-Med/Pre-Health Required Reading

If you are a pre-med student interested in observation, I may be able to accommodate. Medical students and residents will have priority. You will not be permitted to treat or examine patients if you are not in medical school or residency. 

  • Osteopathy Guide for Students by Students

How to request a rotation

To request a rotation, fill out this form. Use the email that is most reliable to you and include your cellphone number. 

Please have documentation of COVID vaccinations, Influenza vaccination, and proof of current enrollment with you when I respond. Priority will be given to resident physicians, especially those who are interested in providing OMM to future patients. Medical students from osteopathic schools and allopathic schools are welcome but priority will go toward osteopathic students. Observers interested in future osteopathic training are welcome but will be limited to 1–2 day shadowing experiences. 

Recommendations

Osteopathic Books:

  • Philosophy of Osteopathy—Andrew Taylor Still, DO, MD

  • Autobiography of A. T. Still—Andrew Taylor Still, DO, MD

  • Life in Motion—Rollin Becker, DO

  • The Stillness of Life: The Osteopathic Philosophy of Rollin E Becker, DO—Rollin Becker, DO

  • Osteopathy in the Cranial Field—Harold Magoun, DO

 

Other Books: 

  • The Remedy: Queer & Trans Voices on Health and Healthcare—Zena Sharman

  • This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor—Susan Wicklund, MD

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma—Bessel van der Kolk, MD

  • Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill—Robert Whitaker

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks—Rebecca Skloot

  • Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women and Healers—Barbara Ehrenreich

  • Braiding Sweetgrass—Kim Merer

  • Soul Therapy: The Art and Craft of Caring Conversations—Thomas Moore

  • Cosmos—Carl Sagan

  • Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice—Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

  • The Care We Dream Of—Zena Sharman

Podcasts:  

  • "Tim Ferriss: depression, psychedelics, and emotional resilienceThe Peter Attia Drive—Peter Attia, MD and Tim Ferriss

  • "Decolonizing Medicine" Howling Coyote Podcast—Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD

  • "Healing the Land Is Healing Ourselves" All My Relations—Kim Smith, Matika Wilbur, Desi Small-Rodriguez & Adrienne Keene

  • "Fitness Culture vs Health - Interview with Michelle Allison part 1Farm to Taber—Sarah Taber PhD, Michelle Allison

  • "Health Equity Advocate Discusses The Black OB/GYN ProjectThe Black Doctor's Podcast—Steven Bradley MD and Rachel Bervell MD

  • "His Hands Saved Our 'Blue Babies' - the Legacy of Dr Vivian ThomasReclaim the Bench

  • "Black Lung DiseaseSawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine—Sydnee McElroy MD, Justin McElroy

  • "Dr Charles Drew and Blood DonationsSawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine—Sydnee McElroy MD, Justin McElroy