An additional teaching of osteopathic principles and practice to students (TOPPS) opportunity is the supervised osteopathic manual care our students provide to a rural population from the Amish community.

Second-year students have an opportunity to attend didactic training sessions designed to prepare them to provide supervised osteopathic manual care with these attendees. We stress thorough evaluations, appropriate diagnosis, hands-on structural examinations, cranial and and full-body osteopathic manual medicine approaches.

The unique relationship with the Amish has been developed over many years of providing this “five-fingered” osteopathic care to the community. It is another example of the unique first-hand opportunities DMU osteopathic medical students can experience.

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