The Mountain State OPTI

Mountain State Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institutions, Inc.(MSOPTI) or Mountain State OPTI was accredited by the American Osteopathic Association in June, 1999.

The consortium is comprised of a central member, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and its partner hospitals. See Affiliated Hospitals for a list and locations of the MSOPTI partners.

While varied in size and scope, each MSOPTI partner hospital offers unique training opportunities for both pre and postdoctoral trainees. At the present time, postdoctoral training opportunities in the MSOPTI consortium include:

  • traditional osteopathic internship programs, and residency programs in:
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine
    • Occupational - Enviromental Medicine
    • Pediatrics 
    • Urological Surgery
  • Geriatric Medicine Fellowship

The consortium aims to establish additional primary care residencies and to expand the consortium by exploring potential new training sites.


MSOPTI Program Deadlines


  July 2012  
  • Resident Roster update with email addresses
  • ACOI reports due by July 31st – Resident Survey, Annual Reports
  • ACOEP Annual Reports and completed Research reports due
  • ERAS opens

  August 2012  
  • Resident Final Reports
  • Program Directors Annual Report
  • 4th Quarter Summary Report
  • TIVRA opens

  Sept. 2012  
  • ERAS opens
  • AOBIM certifying exam
  • AOBEM deadline for application (4th yr residents eligibility)
  • IRIS data

  Oct. 2012  
  • TIVRA update
  • Core Competency Reviews submitted to MSOPTI
  • 1ST Quarter Summary Report
  • Opening Date for AOBIM registration – online
  • ACOI Convention
  • List program with National Matching Service

  Nov. 2012  
  • OGME meeting Greenbrier
  • Submit IRIS data
  • ACOFP In-Service exam

  Dec. 2012  
  • ACOEP -4th yr resident papers due

  Jan. 2013  
  • 2nd Quarter Summary Report
  • EM In-Service Exam
  • ACOS In-Service exam
  • AOA Annual Program Fees
  • Register for ERAS- new cycle

  Feb. 2013  
  • EM Program Directors Meeting

  March 2013  
  • Update Opportunities Information
  • ACOP Spring Conference
  • ACOFP Spring conference
  • ACOI In-Service Exam given first Fri in March
  • ACOEP Resident In-Service exam question due
  • AOBEM certifying exam
  • AOBIM certification application deadline


For more information on Mountain State OPTI visit the MSOPTI site.