Dean of KYCOM presents at summit

Dana Shaffer, D.O., FACOFP, dist., FAOGME, dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM), participated in the 2019 U.S. Osteopathic Medical Regulatory Summit along with a number of other leading organizations and associations that oversee the education, licensing and certification of osteopathic medical students and physicians.

The summit, which took place in Naples, Fla., was hosted by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), the American Osteopathic Association and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

The two-day event included osteopathic medical students, residents and other key stakeholders in osteopathic medical regulation. During the summit attendees discussed how patients are assured that when they seek medical care from an osteopathic physician, the physician is qualified to provide the distinctive osteopathic care needed.

“It was interesting to hear how leaders in the osteopathic profession understand that everything we do is all about the patients we serve,” said Shaffer.

Shaffer, who was appointed chair of the NBOME board of directors in January 2018, attends numerous professional development events throughout the year representing KYCOM and is a frequent presenter and advocate for osteopathic medicine.

He gave a presentation at the summit titled “Distinctive Osteopathic Medical Licensure and Assessment.” Financial support for the summit was obtained from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation and the Osteopathic Founders Foundation.