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Medical Education  |   April 1996
Ambulatory care training standards for continuity of care in osteopathic family medicine
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Medical Education   |   April 1996
Ambulatory care training standards for continuity of care in osteopathic family medicine
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1996, Vol. 96, 235. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1996.96.4.235
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1996, Vol. 96, 235. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1996.96.4.235
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Abstract

The authors developed statewide standards of excellence for ambulatory care training in an osteopathic medical consortium of family medicine residency programs. A total of 16 osteopathic family medicine residency programs joined with the Michigan State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine to form the Consortium for Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education Training (COGMET) Family Medicine Division. Standards were developed and implemented on a statewide basis for all member residency programs. Initial qualitative evaluations discovered minor as well as more substantive noncompliance after a 6-month trial. Results from longitudinal quantitative evaluations will determine the effectiveness of these standards-.