Glendale, AZ Campus Catalog / Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine / MWU/OPTI: Midwestern University Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution

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Through its membership in the Midwestern University Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution (MWU/OPTI), AZCOM offers a continuity of osteopathic medical education from the first year of medical school to the final year of postdoctoral training. Internship, residency and fellowship programs cover a wide spectrum of medical specialties. Encompassing one of the nation's largest sets of postdoctoral programs dedicated to the osteopathic philosophy of medicine, the AZCOM and MWU/OPTI medical education continuum is broad reaching in scope, resulting in a multifaceted approach to graduate medical education that focuses on primary care. With unique predoctoral and postdoctoral teaching and training opportunities at some of the finest health care facilities in the Midwest and Southwest, as well as around the country, AZCOM and MWU/OPTI affiliated hospitals consistently lead the nation in terms of cutting-edge technology, treatment and care.

MWU/OPTI postdoctoral programs include residencies in primary disciplines, and fellowship programs in many subspecialties, and traditional internships. Programs follow the guidelines of, and receive accreditation from, the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the American Osteopathic Association. The MWU OPTI received continuing accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as an institutional sponsor effective 2018. AZCOM and the MWU/OPTI are now well positioned for the future as the Single Accreditation System in graduate medical education (now in progress) moves forward. 

Residency or fellowship training is offered through the MWU/OPTI in the following disciplines:  
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
General Surgery
Internal Medicine
Interventional Cardiology
Neuromuscular Medicine Plus One
Orthopedic Surgery
Pulmonary Critical Care
Radiology, Diagnostic
Urologic Surgery