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NBOME Announces Task Force Members for New Capstone Project

September 19, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care professions, has announced the members of the task force that will provide oversight for its Core Competency Capstone for DOs (C3DO) project.

The C3DO Task Force comprises individuals from across the osteopathic medical education and licensure spectrum, and were selected to be a diverse and broadly representative group from around the country and based on their expertise and experience in developing, administering, and validating performance assessments of osteopathic clinical skills, predominately in the osteopathic medical school environment.

The task force members are:

Kathryn Brandt, DO, MS MEdL
Department Chair, Primary Care
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Nils Brolis, DO
Medical Director, Simulation Center
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH
Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lifespan Physician Group and Rhode Island Hospital

Millicent Channell, DO, MA
Associate Dean for Curriculum
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Heather Ferrill, DO, MS MEdL
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Elizabeth Gignac, DO
Chair of Simulation and Clinical Education
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Joe Kingery, DO, MBA
University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Tom Lindsey, DO
Associate Dean of Simulation and Medical Technology

Gretchen Lovett, PhD, MA
Professor of Clinical Sciences
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Saroj Misra, DO
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Core Faculty Family Medicine Residency
AT Still University- Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Richard Ortoski, DO
Regional Dean, Professor and Chair, Primary Care Education
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kim Pfotenhauer, DO
Director of Clerkship Curriculum
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Richard Sloan, DO
Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

Christina Weaver, DO
Assistant Dean of Innovation and Clinical Curriculum, Assistant Professor
AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine


“We thank all of the many applicants who have volunteered their skills for this task force,” said Dennis Dowling, DO, consultant coordinator for the C3DO Task Force. “The level of interest shows how invested our profession is in ensuring that clinical skills competencies remain integral to osteopathic medical education, licensure and practice.”

The work of the Task Force has already begun, with its orientation meetings held on September 13 and 15. This work includes the creation of a request for proposals (RFP), to be released by September 30. This RFP is a guide for schools to apply for participation in the first round of C3DO pilots anticipated to begin in spring 2023.

The NBOME will also be convening an advisory panel in 2023 to offer counsel as the various pilot phases progress.

For more on the Core Competencies for DOs project, visit nbome.org/C3DO.