Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institute (OPTI)

OPTI-West is a western states regional consortium of osteopathic postgraduate medical education programs headquartered at Western University of Health Science, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. It is a vibrant, growing organization composed of five medical schools and over twenty training hospitals and community partners. OPTI-West is dedicated to and responsible for promoting and maintaining the highest excellence in postgraduate medical education in member residency programs.


What is an OPTI?

An OPTI is a consortium of an osteopathic medical school and one or more teaching hospitals, the purpose of which is to establish a stronger and higher quality of postdoctoral training than can be realized by the individual institutions. The OPTI concept was mandated by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and its Council on Postdoctoral Training (COPT). The AOA required that all osteopathic postdoctoral training programs be a member of an OPTI by July 1999.