The CORRE examination is designed for physicians or medical students applying to residency programs with osteopathic recognition. The foundation of introductory concepts assessed in CORRE is based on the osteopathic philosophy of whole-person health care, underlying structure-function relationships and the interdependence of body systems, self-healing and self-regulatory mechanisms, and the full scope of the osteopathic approach to patient care, including osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Dimension 1 Osteopathic Concepts and Philosophy: The foundation that defines the distinctive osteopathic approach to health care based on the unity of mind, body, and spirit and the interrelatedness of structure and function.
Dimension 2 Osteopathic Diagnosis: The examination of a patient with emphasis on the neuromusculoskeletal system, including the diagnosis of somatic dysfunction and its role in visceral disease processes.
Dimension 3 Osteopathic Treatment Methods: The therapeutic application of manual techniques designed to improve disorders of physiologic function and homeostasis resulting from somatic dysfunction.

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