No! Unlike our competitors, you have no obligation whatsoever, come as you like.
The program consists of 14 modules each being three days of eight hours per day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). For each hour of seminar there is expected 2 hours of home study so 1 module is 24 contact hours and 48 preparation and study hours before and after the seminar. Total program modular hours and preparation/study are 1008 hours.
Anatomy, physiology and pathology are online home study courses. The anatomy is divided into 3 sections each requiring 100 hours of study. The Physiology is divided into 3 sections each requiring 100 hours of study. The pathology is divided into 2 sections each requiring 100 hours of study. The total program online home study is 800 hours.
Yes, there are exams for each set of clinical skills. There are evaluations for each clinical week. There are exams for each section of anatomy, physiology and pathology.
Exams are online exams. You may take as long as you need to complete each exam. Your grade will be shown as a percentage. Should you fail an exam, you may retake without a fee but the grade you will receive will be no higher than 70% which is the minimum passing grade.
The guidelines will be consistent with current journal publications for either success of a technique for a given condition or an individual case study with analysis and discussion.
The various essential components of the whole course are interwoven into each quantum so as to facilitate a gradual and deeper understanding of them as they relate to Osteopathy as opposed to elements of Osteopathy alone. To attain your D.O.M.T.P you complete all fourteen quanta, the case studies and the four-week rotation with the OCO.
If you need to stop at any quanta of the course, you may take it in the future or in the other places the OCO offers the program.
You may take any quantum at anytime, however, it is required that the Cranial and Cranial Advanced, must be taken taken successively.
The Osteopathic College of Ontario is affiliated with The Ontario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals (OFOP) and The Society of Osteopaths of Canada (SOC). Upon completion of the Diplomate program a student is eligible for registration with either association.
The Ontario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals (OFOP) is internationally affiliated with The Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA). The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) is a charter member of the Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA). The Osteopathic College of Ontario is not a licensing body.
Canada will be the base for clinical study and patients will be arranged with clinical instructors. If a student wishes to have individual instruction in an osteopathic clinic, this can be arranged in the United States or overseas as well.
You will benefit. Because you may have limited palpation skills in the past is the exact reason you should seek to be instructed in another manner. Many students, who made these statements before the course, have increased their palpatory skills tremendously.