Appalachian Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institute Consortium
The Appalachian Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institute Consortium (A-OPTIC) is a consortium of postgraduate medical residency programs, hospitals, and colleges of osteopathic medicine. The mission of A-OPTIC is to develop and support quality osteopathic postgraduate training opportunities to encourage its graduates to practice in underserved areas of the United States that include Appalachia and rural America.
The Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) is the founding academic member of A-OPTIC. The other current academic members of A-OPTIC are Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn.; Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, Wash.; and William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, Miss.. A-OPTIC has been an accredited osteopathic postgraduate training institute of the American Osteopathic Association since 1999. Additional information concerning A-OPTIC and its programs may be found at its website, a-optic.org.