Rocky Vista University Academics

ONMM3 Residency

Introduction to the Still OPTI/RVU ONMM3 Residency 

Our Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM3) residency program was established to develop highly trained physicians who can act as both clinicians and academicians in ONMM.  Residents will develop their clinical skills through inpatient care at Sky Ridge Medical Center and The Medical Center of Aurora and outpatient care at the Rocky Vista Health Center and other associated outpatient clinics.  Academic development will occur at the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Sky Ridge Medical Center is a full service, 284 bed facility located in Lone Tree, Colorado.  The Medical Center of Aurora is a full service, 269 bed facility located in Aurora, Colorado. The Rocky Vista Health Center is located in Parker, Colorado and offers a wide range of services including primary care medicine, sports medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine.  The Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine is located in Parker, Colorado and was established in 2006.

The ONMM3 program provides extensive training in Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine for physicians who have already completed a residency in an approved specialty.  The ONMM3 program meets AOA requirements for NMM/OMM certification.  It has ACGME Continued Accreditation. Successful completion will allow the individual to apply for the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine certification examination and possibly be eligible to serve as a Program Director of an ONMM program.   We want those who complete our program to become lifelong learners, practitioners and teachers of ONMM, and be of service to our profession in a variety of capacities.  Many of the OPP faculty at the various Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine are certified in NMM/OMM.

Are You Interested in Our Program?

If you are interested in applying to our program, please send us the following documents:

  • Current CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from your current program director
  • COMLEX 1,2 and 3 scores

We will consider you for an interview after reviewing the above information.  Thank you for your interest in our program.

Do You Need More Information?

Nadya Sharonova (Program Coordinator)

Please review The RVU/Still OPTI ONMM3 residency at for additional information.


Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine has developed several specialized educational tracks and programs to further develop the education of interested students. These range from 3.5-year-long tracks to single-semester elective courses.

Student research/scholarly activity is a vital part of health provider education. Research enhances critical thinking skills and increases medical knowledge, as well as preparing students for graduate medical education. Therefore, all students are encouraged to participate in research activities while at RVU.

During their third and fourth years of medical school, students work on clinical externships, under the guidance of preceptors. RVU students have externships available to them through Colorado and the other Mountain West states.