American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
- American Academy of Family Physicians
Association of American Medical Colleges
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service
- American Board of Family Medicine
Affordable Care Act
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Accountable Community of Health
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
- Accountable Care Organization
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Association of Departments of Family Medicine
Association for Hospital Medical Education
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- American Medical Group Association
American Medical Student Association
American Osteopathic Association
Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators
Applied Professional Learning Experience – umbrella term for ICP and ECE
Butler-Haney Hall – 200 University Parkway, Yakima, WA 98901
- Bureau of Health Professions
- Bureau of Primary Health Care
- Critical Access Hospital
- Certificate of Added Qualifications
Clinical Integrated Learning – Used in all system courses (years one and two), CIL are designed for students to practice diagnosis and self-assess knowledge of treatment options for various disorders
Continuing Medical Education
Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation – the COCA serves the public by establishing, maintaining and applying accreditation standards and procedures to ensure that academic quality and continuous quality improvement delivered by the colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) reflect the evolving practice of osteopathic medicine. The scope of the COCA encompasses the accreditation of the COMs. The COCA is a branch of the AOA.
- Council on Graduate Medical Education
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Achievement Test – Osteopathic distinctive subject examinations, developed by NBOME, taken by students following core clinical rotations.
Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination – developed by NBOME, level 1 is taken at the end of the second year of classes and level 2 is taken in the first six months of the fourth year.
Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Self-Assessment Examination – developed by BOME and used by students and residents to gauge the base of their knowledge and ability as they prepare to take a COMLEX examination.
- Current Procedural Terminology
- Continuous Quality Improvement
- Clinical Skills Assessment
Cadwell Student Center – 3113 Inspiration Drive, Yakima, WA 98901
- Clinical Skills Examination
- Curriculum Vitae
- Drug Enforcement Agency
- Direct Graduate Education Funds
Director of Medical Education
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
- Department of Health
- Department of Licensing
- Diagnostic Related Group
Early Clinical Experience – opportunities for learning within the domains of intellectual, practical, and empathic expertise through engagement in off-campus experiences in local health system and community health settings during years one and two of the osteopathic medicine program.
- Electronic Health/Medical Records
Electronic Residency Application Service – developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), allows medical school students and graduates to apply electronically for first- and second-year (PGY-1 and PGY-2) residency positions in U.S. programs of graduate medical education (GME).
- Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
- Federation of Credentialing Verification Service
- Faculty Group Practice
- Foreign Medical Graduate/International Medical Graduate
- Family Practice Interest Group
- Federally Qualified Health Center
Graduate Medical Education – the period of medical training that follows graduation from medical school; commonly referred to as internship, residency, and fellowship training. GME is often interchanged with postdoctoral education.
- Family Medicine Education Committee
- Graduate Medical Education Directory
- Graduate Medical Education Track/Census
- Health Information Technology
- Health Maintenance Organization
Health Professional Shortage Area – an urban or rural area, a population group, or a public or nonprofit private medical facility determined to have a shortage of health professional as regulated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The three categories of HPSAs are Primary Care, Dental Health, and Mental Health.
- Health Sciences Center
- International Classification of Diseases
Interprofessional Collaborative Practice – Professional from different disciplines working together with patients, families, and communities to deliver health care. (COCA, July 1, 2014)
Iron Horse Lodge – 111 University Parkway, Yakima, WA 98901
- Indian Health Service
- Indirect Medical Education payment (from Medicare)
- International Medical Graduate
- Interprofessional Education
Institutional Review Board – committee established to review and approve research involving human subjects. The purpose of the IRB is to ensure that all human subject research be conducted in accordance with all federal, institutional, and ethical guidelines.
- In-training Assessment Examination
- Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
- Letter of Agreement
- Letter of Intent
Master of Arts in Medical Science – a one year Heritage University pipeline or bridge graduate degree program that offers students the opportunity to strengthen applications and demonstrate readiness for professional school. MAMS students learn alongside DO students in select courses.
- Medical Doctor (allopathic physician)
- Medical Practice Income Plan
Medical School Performance Evaluation – evaluates a medical student’s performance during his or her academic career relative to his or her peers and is submitted as part of the ERAS.
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations – a designation assigned and regulated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services. MUA is based in part on the number of full-time-equivalent (FTE) primary care physicians providing patient care in a particular service area. MUP is based on the number of FTE primary care physicians servicing a population group, typically those with economic barriers, or cultural and/or linguistic access barriers.
National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
- National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students
National Matching Services – assists with osteopathic internships and residencies in the US.
National Resident Matching Service – a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education (GME) in the United States.
- New Resident Orientation
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities – an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. It fulfills its mission by establishing accreditation criteria and evaluation procedures by which institutions are reviewed
Regional accreditation of postsecondary institutions is a voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulatory process of quality assurance and institutional improvement. It recognizes higher education institutions for performance, integrity, and quality to merit the confidence of the educational community and the public. Accreditation or preaccreditation by a postsecondary regional accrediting agency qualifies institutions and enrolled students for access to federal funds to support teaching, research, and student financial aid.
Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation (located in Portland, OR)
Osteopathic Manual Manipulation (or Manipulative Medicine)
Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (or Treatment)
Osteopathic Medical Student (usually followed by the year in med school, i.e., OMSII is a student in his/her second year of med school)
Osteopathic Principles and Practice (the term usually used as the name for the course where OMM and/or OMT are taught and learned)
Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institute
The Objective Structured Clinical Exam – a form of performance-based testing used to measure a student’s clinical competence. During an OSCE, trainees are observed and evaluated as they go through a series of stations in which they interview, examine and treat standardized patients who present with some type of problem.
- Patient-centered Medical Home
- Primary Care Physician
- Program Director
- Program Director Workshop
- Post Graduate Year
- Protected health information
- Public Health Service
- Program Letter of Agreement
- Preferred Provider Organization
- Quality Improvement
- Residency Assistance Program
- Resource Based Relative Value Unit
- Review Committee for Family Medicine
- Resident Performance Assessment
- Residency Program Solutions
- Resident Portfolio System
- Residency Review Committee
- Relative Value Unit
Student Advocate Association
Student American Academy of Osteopathy
Single Accreditation System – the ACGME and AOA have agreed to transition to one accreditation system for graduate medical education (GME) by 2020.
Student National Medical Association
Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association
- School of Medicine
Student Osteopathic Medical Association
Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan – method of documentation employed by health care providers to write out notes in a patient’s chart
- School of Nursing
Student Osteopathic Surgical Association
- Teaching Health Center
- Teaching Health Center
- The Joint Commission
University Conference Center – 3200 Inspiration Drive, Yakima, WA 98901
- Undergraduate Medical information
United States Medical Licensing Examination
- US Department of Veterans Affairs
Visiting Student Application Service: The Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) is an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) application designed to make it easier for medical students to apply for senior electives at U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals. PNWU-COM students use this service for fourth year elective rotations.
Washington Academy of Family Physicians – comprised of physicians who specialize in Family Medicine, residents in Family Medicine training programs, and medical students interested in the specialty.
- Web Accreditation Data Collection System
Washington Osteopathic Medical Association
- WWAMI is an enduring partnership between the University of Washington School of Medicine and the states of ashington, yoming, laska, ontana, and daho. The UW Medicine School of Medicine maintains a Dean's Office in each of the five states. These offices oversee clinical medical education for the School of Medicine within their regions, providing support services for the local clerkships and students rotating among them. WWAMI focuses not only on medical students but on students in K-12, college students, medical school graduates in residency and physicians in community practice.
Yakima County Medical Society