Residency Program Directors' Workshop

2021 Residency Program Directors' Workshop

Merchandise Details: PDW2021

Sunday, March 21, 2021 * LIVE Online from 1 to 7 p.m. EST

Darren L. Grunwaldt, DO, course director

Virtual Course  - Eastern Time Zone

By registering for this event, you agree to the AAO's code of conduct, the photo and video release and the cancellation policy.

Member Price: $250.00
Non-Member Price: $250.00

Maximum Capacity: 100
Maximum CME Credits: 5.5

When: 3/21/2021 @ 01:00 PM to 3/21/2021 @ 07:00 PM
Registration open from: 12/8/2020 to 3/15/2021


Course Description 
The workshop is designed to address key concepts to assist residency program directors and administrators in their roles as educators. The workshop is open to anyone with an interest in osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine (ONMM) residencies, not just ONMM residency program directors.

Intended topics at the 2020 program directors’ workshop are still in progress. Check online or contact Amber Rausch as we get closer to the date. Likely topics include updates from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME),  preparing for the oral portion of the OMM Board Exam, and a modality synchronization workshop.

All ONMM residency programs approved by the AOA or by the ACGME must send their program directors or designated physician faculty to this annual workshop. ONMM residency directors must attend at least every two years or send a qualified substitute if they cannot attend. New appointed directors must attend at the first opportunity after their appointment. 

For more information about the workshop, contact Amber Rausch, the AAO’s postdoctoral education liaison and CME coordinator, at (317) 879-1881, ext. 216, or at  

Continuing Medical Education
5.5 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME are anticipated.

Course Times
Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EASTERN


Darren Grunwaldt, DO, works at Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as a NMM/OMM specialist. He joined the faculty of the Family Medicine/Neuromusculoskeletal 
Medicine (FM/NMM) residency in 2010, and became program director in 2014, and transitioned the program to the ACGME ONMM3 format. He sees patients in the OMM ambulatory clinic and as inpatient consultations at the hospital, as well as offering didactic opportunities for each of the residents, interns and externs there. 

Dr. Grunwaldt graduated from MSUCOM in 2005 after completing an undergraduate fellowship in osteopathic manipulative medicine. He completed his FM/NMM integrated residency at what was then called Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2009 and worked for the Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center as a NMM/OMM specialist and associate professor for the satellite school for the MSU-COM at Mount Clemens Community College prior to rejoining Metro. He has served the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) as chair of the ONMM Residency Program Directors Workshop since 2018.

This course will be hosted on the AAO's new Engagefully app. Registered users will receive an email with instructions on how to access the app for the web or mobile device.