Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education

About Us

Welcome to CORE

The CORE is the division within the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine responsible for overseeing the quality and operations of osteopathic graduate medical education.

Our Mission

Supporting and sustaining a partnership to enhance osteopathic medical education for those we serve.

Our Impact

The CORE exists to protect the integrity of the osteopathic profession, provide quality education, promote innovation, creativity and excellence in medical education. We support the development of primary care physicians and specialists, foster research, and strive to develop community-based faculty to teach and administer training programs. The CORE supports and promotes the development of an infrastructure that produces osteopathic physicians who are educators, researchers, and administrators with a goal to continue to expand and enhance osteopathic contributions to the nation’s health care system.

A Time of Transition

In a process now well underway, the ACGME, the AOA, and the AACOM have agreed to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education programs in the U.S. The CORE is undergoing a transformation to continue to support residency education in a new environment. As some of our programs enter into the Single Accreditation System under ACGME, we are continuing to operate as an OPTI and provide essential services to those residency programs operating under the American Osteopathic Association.

CORE Services and Resources for Clinical Faculty and Residents

The CORE provides support, services and resources for the clinical faculty and residents at our GME partner hospitals.  This brief presentation provides information about the strategic priorities of the Heritage College and how CORE is integrated into the strategy. The following CORE services and programs are highlighted: osteopathic integration resources, faculty development resources and programs, research support, library resources, and resident involvement opportunities. Contact information for the CORE Leadership Team is included.

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If credentialing is needed,  contact the medical education  coordinator from the facility at which the  residency was completed on the GME Partners page.