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NBOME Expands Senior Osteopathic Physician Leaders

July 12, 2018

The NBOME is pleased to announce the expansion of its staff with two additional senior osteopathic physician leaders.

On July 9, J. Michael Finley, DO, began his new role as Senior Vice President for Assessment, joining Joel Dickerman, DO, who was appointed Vice President for Assessment Services on June 18. Drs. Dickerman and Finley join Gretta A. Gross, DO, and MEd, who was named Vice President for Clinical Skills Testing in April. In welcoming the arrival of the newest members of the NBOME team, John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd, President and CEO, said “With the addition of these exceptional physicians, who are well known to the osteopathic medical education and graduate medical education communities, we look forward to reaching new heights in advancing our mission to protect the public and affecting the quality of osteopathic medical education, training and practice.”

Joel Dickerman, DO, began as NBOME Vice President for Assessment Services on June 18, 2018 and is based in the NBOME Chicago offices. At the NBOME, Dr. Dickerman will lead the Department of Assessment Services. Most recently he served as senior associate dean for clinical affairs at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado, in addition to holding leadership positions in graduate medical education, continuous quality improvement and continuous professional development. Dr. Dickerman was named an “Item Writer of the Year” by the NBOME and formerly served the organization as a clinical decision-making case author, a continuous professional development consultant/coordinator and a standard-setting panelist. A graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Dickerman is board certified in family medicine with certificates of added qualifications in geriatrics, sports medicine, and hospice and palliative care.

J. Michael Finley, DO, was named NBOME’s first Senior Vice President for Assessment and began in his full-time role on July 9, 2018. A former member of the NBOME Board of Directors from 2010-2018 and on the Executive Committee from 2013-2016, Dr. Finley was most recently the associate dean of graduate medical education at the Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, CA, where he served since 2000. While at the Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he held numerous administrative roles, including as chair of the department of internal medicine, chief academic officer of the OPTI-West graduate education consortium, and as a residency program director in internal medicine. A graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Finley is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and was named the 2015 recipient of the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Educator of the Year Award. In addition to his involvement as a member of the NBOME Board, Dr. Finley has been involved with the NBOME since 2000 as a an active member of the National Faculty, participating in standard setting, COMAT, standards and assurances, facilities and space planning, and numerous COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE committees. Dr. Finley will primarily be located in the NBOME Chicago offices.




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The NBOME is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit assessment organization committed to protecting the public by providing the means to assess competencies for osteopathic medicine and related health care professions. NBOME’s COMLEX-USA examination series is a requirement for graduation from colleges of osteopathic medicine and provides the pathway to licensure for osteopathic physicians in the United States and numerous international jurisdictions. For more information, visit www.nbome.org or call 866-479-6828.