Center for Research in Osteopathic Manual Medicine Education (CROMME)
The CROMME mission is to advance the use of objective feedback methods in educational programs that train learners in the performance of diagnostic and therapeutic manual skills.
- Eric Snider, DO , Center Director
- Brian Degenhardt, DO
- Christian Fossum, DO (Europe)
- Deborah Heath, DO
SRI Research Associates
- Ken Pamperin, MS
- Vanessa Pazdernik, MS
- Steve Webb, BA, BS
- Brittany Breitzke
- Matthew Hileman
- Marshall Hill
- Jared Johns
- Kathleen Naylor
- Chase Warner
General Areas of Research
- Assessing Palpation Skills of Osteopathic Medical Students and Clinicians
- Developing and offering programming that incorporates objective measures of palpation within osteopathic curricula to increase the accuracy and validity of palpatory diagnosis and treatment
- Multicenter study evaluating the Palpatory skills of first year medical students at KCOM, SOMA, and MUCOM using validated Models.
- Use of Models to Assess the Accuracy of Positional Asymmetry Tests within osteopathic medical school curricula
- Advancing Medical Student Accuracy and Reliability Performance of Pelvic Positional Asymmetry Tests through Consensus Training and Objective Feedback
- Advancing the Accuracy and Reliability of Manual Diagnostic Tests of select Medical Students.