The Mountain State OPTI
Mountain State Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institutions, Inc.(MSOPTI) or Mountain State OPTI was accredited by the American Osteopathic Association in June, 1999.
The consortium is comprised of a central member, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and its partner training institutions. See Affiliated Institutions for a list and locations of the MSOPTI partners.
While varied in size and scope, each MSOPTI partner hospital offers unique training opportunities for both pre and postdoctoral trainees. At the present time, postdoctoral training opportunities in the MSOPTI consortium include:
Traditional osteopathic internship programs, and residency programs in:
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine
- Urological Surgery
- Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
- Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Plus One
- Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
The consortium aims to establish additional primary care residencies and to expand the consortium by exploring potential new training sites.
Mountain State OPTI and the Teaching Health Center Initiative
AccessHealth Teaching Health Center (THC) and Cornerstone Care THC, are newly developed Family Medicine Residency training sites consisting of networks of rural health centers designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and partner hospitals. With central offices located in Beckley, WV and Greensboro, PA, respectively, they were approved for federal funding through HRSA and offer a unique primary care curriculum primarily in ambulatory settings.
Manuals & Publications
(304) 647 - 6343
(304) 647 - 6344 - Fax
GME / MSOPTI Staff
Victoria Shuman, D.O
Associate Dean GME &
MSOPTI Academic Officer
William Shires, M.A.
MSOPTI Executive Director & DIO
Jo Ann Jackson
MSOPTI Administrative Assistant
MSOPTI Administrative Secretary Senior
GME Administrative Secretary Senior
SEAHEC Adminstrative Assistant