The GREAT Family of Ohio DOs
The Ohio Osteopathic Association is a non-profit professional association that advocates for Ohio's 4,441 licensed osteopathic physicians (DOs), 21 health-care facilities accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. DOs represent 13 percent of the total physicians practicing in Ohio and 26 percent of the state's family physicians. OOA has been serving the osteopathic profession and Ohioans since 1898. The OOA's mission includes promoting Ohio's public health and advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine.
With single GME accreditation system, there is a need to develop scholarly work within the osteopathic medical profession. The OOA's "Scholar Series" is a tool to help residency programs, attendings, trainees and medical students.
With the help of facilitator Josh Mintz, of Cavanaugh Hagan Pierson & Mintz, a management consulting firm in Washington, DC, the process included one-on-one interviews with key informants, an online survey, focus groups, and a final summit with leaders from the OOA, OU-HCOM, CORE, and Osteopathic Heritage Foundations. Read more about the process and see copies of key recommendations and reports.