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Training Mission

Three pathways exist for development or enhancement of new researchers. They are formal degree-granting program with an emphasis on clinical research, less formal certificate program, and predoctoral research fellowship program.

The three approaches are designed to demonstrate a strong culture of research within the profession and to optimize the number of trained osteopathic researchers, resulting in enhanced abilities of faculty, residents, and osteopathic students nationwide to:

  • better understand and enhance protocols for conducting osteopathic research;
  • identify pertinent osteopathic hypothesis in order to contribute to the body of knowledge in fields most closely associated with the mission of the osteopathic profession;
  • identify the need for and conduct pilot research that may develop into productive lines of research
  • strengthen credentials and position researchers to compete more successfully for NIH grants;
  • encourage research role modeling; and
  • improve collegiality through interdisciplinary research.