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Introduction to the Still OPTI/RVU ONMM3 Residency 

Our program was formed in 2017 to leverage one of our strengths at RVU, osteopathic neuromuscular medicine training, with the opportunity to meet a need to provide the best trained ONMM practitioners who will stay and work in Colorado.  We are dedicated to training highly competent healthcare leaders by providing comprehensive, values-based ONMM residency training and a commitment to deliver patient-centered healthcare. We believe that our affiliation with ATSU-KCOM, the founding school of osteopathic medicine, can only further enrich and assist us in meeting our overall program goals.

This involves preparing residents for autonomous practice in osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine in hospital and outpatient settings, preparing residents for conducting scholarly activity and incorporating it into their evidence-based practice and preparing residents to teach osteopathic principles and practice at colleges of osteopathic medicine and in residency training programs.

The Rocky Vista Health Center serves as our primary continuity of care clinic. It employs 3 front-office staff, 3 medical assistants, a medical director and a practice manager. Our medical assistants provide phlebotomy services to allow patients to have their labs drawn conveniently at the time of their visit or as a lab visit only. We obtain referrals from our internal medicine residency and a variety of community physicians. The patients present with a variety of musculoskeletal and general medical problems and include adult, pediatric and OB/GYN patients.

Sky Ridge Medical Center serves as the site for our inpatient OMM service, where the residents provide inpatient ONMM consultations and osteopathic manipulative medicine treatments. This is a 286 bed facility and level II trauma center. It has over 30,000 Emergency Department visits per year. The ONMM residents act in a consultative role during their ONMM inpatient rotations for patients admitted to the general medical/surgical floors, ICU and OB/GYN floor.

Finally, we have a number of community physicians who are dedicated to providing selective and elective rotation experiences.

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?

Kenneth Ramey, DO (Program Director)

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.