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Center for Advancement of Osteopathic Research Methodologies

Advancing the Accuracy and Reliability Manual Diagnostic Tests of Select Medical Students.  

SRI Scientists

  • Brian Degenhardt, DO
  • Eric Snider, DO
  • Ken Pamperin, MS

Student Researchers

  • Brittany Breitzke
  • Matthew Hileman
  • Marshall Hill
  • Jared Johns
  • Kathleen Naylor
  • Chase Warner

Purpose and Aims

Based on student performance with the models outlined earlier, we are in the process of identifying the best performers within the current KCOM 1st year class based on model performance data collected during their first year.  Our intention is to recruit a subset of these students who are motivated in the area of OMM into a summer research elective consisting of advanced palpation training with objective feedback. The goal is to establish a yearly program that identifies students early within the educational process who have documented advanced palpatory skills and to establish and expand an increasing number of clinicians with scientifically acceptable palpatory skills. 

Dissemination

Presentations and Abstracts
  1. Johns JA [student], Naylor KA [student], Hileman MJ [student], Hill MD [student], Warner CB [student], Breitzke BR [student], Pazdernik VK, Webb SJ, Webb EK, Snider EJ, Degenhardt BF. Assessing palpatory accuracy of diagnosis of osteopathic medical students using static pelvic models. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014;114(8):e88.

  2. Naylor KA [student], Johns JA [student], Hileman MJ [student], Hill MD [student], Warner CB [student], Breitzke BR [student], Pazdernik VK, Webb SJ, Webb EK, Snider EJ, Degenhardt BF. Assessing the relationship between hand position and palpatory diagnosis using adjustable static pelvic models. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014;114(8):e87.