Graduate Medical Education

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The office of Graduate Medical Education is the central repository for all CORE Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution (OPTI) records.  This office provides services to and collaborates with the CORE assistant deans, directors of medical education, and residency program directors at participating teaching hospitals statewide to facilitate the vertical and horizontal integration of the continuum curriculum for students, interns and residents.  This office promotes and supports the administrative, budgetary and operations infrastructure of the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE) system.


ACGME Single Accreditation System

Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution


The Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE) became the nation’s first accredited Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution (OPTI) in 1997 and established a model for the osteopathic profession .

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) defines OPTI as a community-based training consortium comprised of at least one College of Osteopathic Medicine and one teaching hospital. CORE internship and residency programs accommodate over 450 postdoctoral trainees.