Midwestern University has been educating Osteopathic physicians since 1900, and meeting the needs of the education continuum requires the development of quality residency programs. The Midwestern University OPTI is an integral part of Midwestern University academic community that is governed by Bylaws that define its distinct mission, purpose, membership, governance and committee structure, officers, and operational management.
The current organizational structure of the MWU OPTI is unique in that it includes two osteopathic medical schools; the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine located on the Downers Grove Campus, and the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine located on the Glendale Campus. The Midwestern University OPTI structure operates in two regions as a unified academic community and provides the comprehensive services and support that ensure the success of the postdoctoral training programs. Under the aegis of the MWU OPTI governing Board, each campus oversees its separate geographical region of postdoctoral training programs.
Our institution received ACGME “Continued Accreditation” October 3, 2018. One program has received Continued Accreditation, seven programs have received Initial Accreditation, and three programs are in Continued Pre-Accreditation with transition to Initial Accreditation.