Call for Participation: Aquifer Osteopathic Task Force

June 1, 2022

Make an Impact: Work with Aquifer to Advance Medical Education

Aquifer—a unique non-profit organization dedicated to advancing healthcare education— is inviting osteopathic physicians to join the 2022-2023 Osteopathic Task Force. This Task Force aims to amplify the voice, interests, and experiences of osteopathic medical educators to Aquifer and participate in the review and development of teaching tools for osteopathic educators using Aquifer courses.

With 15 million virtual patient cases completed since our founding in 2006, Aquifer is the leader in developing clinical learning tools for medical and health professions education. Aquifer needs your help ensuring that our learning tools meet the needs of osteopathic physician educators.


Aquifer Osteopathic Task Force Details

Why: To further develop Aquifer’s teaching and learning resources as a valuable tool for osteopathic medical educators.

Who: This is an open invitation to all osteopathic educators who use Aquifer courses. The group will be supported by Aquifer staff and led by:

Barbara Capozzi, DO, CNS
Clinical Dean
Clinical Education Department
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine- Harlem
Aquifer Teaching & Learning Co-Lead for Osteopathic Education

J’Aimee Lippert, DO
Associate Professor
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Aquifer Teaching & Learning Co-Lead for Osteopathic Education

Sherilyn Smith, MD
Chief Academic Officer, Aquifer
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Washington School of Medicine

What: The Aquifer Osteopathic Task Force will:

  • Develop and review faculty materials to support the use of Aquifer cases in the osteopathic curriculum
  • Provide input to Aquifer leadership regarding the priorities and unique needs of osteopathic programs

When: The Task Force will work actively for approximately 12 months, with work starting in July 2022. Work will include:

  • Monthly video conference calls
  • Working offline on prioritized projects, with work reviewed by the group on monthly calls

If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Osteopathic Task Force, please complete this short application (by June 24, 2022).

We look forward to working with you to better serve the needs of osteopathic educators and students.

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