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Osteopathic Internship

Carle Foundation Hospital and Family Medicine Residency have historically emphasized the hiring of a diverse physician panel including a dedication to osteopathic physicians. This was supported by the AOA in 2004 when the Family Medicine Residency was rewarded with AOA accreditation.

Throughout its 75 year history, Carle Foundation Hospital has actively recruited osteopathic physicians because of their focus on holistic medicine, skills in back manipulation, and versatility to practice in rural and branch clinics. Because of increased expectations by patients and successes of current osteopathic physicians, Carle has recently increased emphasis on recruiting osteopathic physicians and residents.

However, the community has always been the biggest reason for Carle’s commitment to osteopathic physicians. As a university town, the public has always expected physicians to have a holistic approach to healthcare. Patients at rural clinics around Champaign and Urbana have also favored the all around training of the osteopathic physicians.

As such, Carle’s Family Medicine Residency Program offers once monthly manipulation clinics in which interns and residents are sent consults from other physicians within the clinic. The didactics have also been successful with lectures about osteopathic treatments of various health conditions, and somatovisceral reflexes and osteopathic coding. Great lectures have also been given by Danny Lee, D.O., our first Osteopathic Resident, on osteopathic approach to Low Back pain and osteopathic approach to pneumonia.

With this in mind, I appreciate your interest in this growing osteopathic program within our well established Family Medicine Program. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have an interest in this program or additional questions.

Timothy S. Meneely, DO
Program Director
Carle AOA Accredited Internship and Family Medicine Residency
timothy.meneely@carle.com


Didactics

During the Family Medicine Residency, osteopathic residents will get monthly lectures on the following topics:

  • History of Osteopathy
  • Viscerosomatic and Somatovisceral Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Coding of an Osteopathic visit
  • Osteopathic Manipulation of the female patient
  • Osteopathic Manipulation of the Surgical patient
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sacral disorders
  • Osteopathic Manipulation in the Pediatric patient
  • Osteopathic Manipulation of patient with URI
  • Osteopathic Manipulation of patient with Pneumonia
  • Osteopathic Manipulation in TMJ
  • Osteopathic Manipulation in Otitis Media
  • Osteopathic Manipulation in GI disease
  • Osteopathic Manipulation of the athlete
  • Osteopathic Manipulation of the Geriatric patient
  • Osteopathic Manipulation in patient with HTN/CHF
  • Osteopathic Manipulation in patient with headache
  • Osteopathic Manipulation in scoliosis
  • The 15 minute Osteopathic Visit

Procedures

Carle Foundation Hospital
AOA Accredited Family Medicine Residency
Procedure Requirements

View the Procedure Requirements for Carle Foundation Family Medicine Residency.


How to Apply

As a desirable program, we receive many applications, and typically interview 40 candidates for six positions each year. Therefore, it is possible not all applicants meeting the criteria will be offered an interview. Decisions are made after consideration of all information available at the time that the application is reviewed.

Interview Criteria for the 2018 Match

We are a competitive community based, university affiliated program in a highly desirable place to live, grow, practice, and raise a family. We receive many applications, and typically interview 40 candidates for six positions each year. As we receive a very large number of applications each year, it is possible that not all applicants meeting the below criteria will be offered an interview. Decisions are made upon review of all information that is available at the time that the application is reviewed.

  1. Must be a graduate of COCA accredited COM.
  2. No more than three years shall have elapsed between initiation of residency training and graduation from medical school, previous residency training experience, or active practice.
  3. Documentable clinical experience in the United States which must include hands on patient care.
  4. A total of three letters of recommendation are required. At least two LORs must be from physicians practicing in the United States, one of which must be from a Family Medicine physician
  5. We only accept applications through ERAS.
  6. We currently do not sponsor resident applications that require H1 visa status.
  7. An applicant must possess excellent skills in both verbal and written English.
  8. Only complete applications will be considered for interview. A complete application will include the following:
    1. Three letters of recommendation
    2.  Personal Statement
    3. Physical Exam and results for Level 1 of COMLEX. Availability of final results for Level 2 COMLEX is encouraged and highly preferred for interview consideration.
  9. Interviews will be conducted September 20, 2017, through January 3, 2018.
All applications to our program should go through ERAS

Contact Us

With further questions about Carle Foundation AOA Accredited Internship and Family Medicine Residency, please contact:

Jason Harden - Residency Coordinator
Family Medicine Residency Coordinator
611 W. Park Street
CBLL - Room 26
Urbana, IL 61801
 (217) 383-3302
fmrp@carle.com

Timothy S. Meneely, DO - Program Director
Program Director/Director of Medical Education
611 W. Park Street
CBLL - Room 26
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-3170