Comprehensive Clinical Training

Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine is the practice of medicine that focuses on manual manipulation to aid in the healing of any bodily system. The founder of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Andrew Tayler Still, MD, stated that "the body is a unit; the person is a unit of body, mind, and spirit and that body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance." We as physicians take these words to heart and implement them into our medical practice. In addition to traditional medical management, we implement a full anatomical and osteopathic structural exam to determine if there are anatomical restrictions in the patient that can be addressed with hands-on treatment to improve physiological function and to help heal the patient from the inside out. 

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center has a rich history that is very much a part of the community it serves. Greenbrier General Hospital opened in 1907 in Ronceverte, WV, and the facility quickly began to play an indispensable role in the region’s development.

In 1974, a new 122-bed facility was constructed at the hospital’s current location at 1320 Maplewood Avenue in Ronceverte. Today, Greenbrier Valley Medical Center provides quality patient care and exceptional service to the residents of southeastern West Virginia and beyond. The hospital is one of Greenbrier County’s largest employers with more than 400 employees, offering a wide array of medical, surgical, and outpatient services that are not typically available at rural hospitals.

GVMC serves as a teaching facility for osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine (ONMM) residents from medical institutions all over the country including the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, which provides a cutting-edge approach to medical education.

Residents rotate and participate in continuity clinics at Robert C. Byrd Clinic and the Beckley VA Medical Center. The VA facility offers rotations in dermatology, geriatrics, pulmonology, psychiatry, pain management and more.


Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM) Residency

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is an ACGME accredited Postdoctoral Training Institution. Our goals are to:

  • Enhance the integrity of the osteopathic profession by promoting collaboration among hospitals, colleges of osteopathic medicine and physicians.
  • Provide quality education and training for osteopathic students, interns and residents so they may better serve the nation’s healthcare needs.
  • Promote innovation, creativity and excellence in undergraduate and graduate medical education.
  • Support the development of osteopathic primary care physicians and specialists who, recognizing the interdependence of the body’s systems and the ability of the body to heal itself, are committed to providing holistic health care.
  • Provide well-trained interns and residents to improve patient care in under-served and rural areas.
  • Foster research in areas such as basic medical sciences, clinical medicine and public health policy.


What makes our ONMM residency different from all the rest?

  • We have a partnership with WVSOM allowing our residents access to the full breadth of resources available to faculty and students on campus.
  • Residents have didactics and hands-on training opportunities with osteopathic faculty are experts in the field that contribute nationally to enhancing the osteopathic professions. Many of these faculty have published texts and lab manuals that are widely used across the nation.
  • Second year residents participate in gross anatomy lab with access to two prosection bodies to further enhance their knowledge of the anatomy that A.T. Still valued so deeply in the development of one’s osteopathic knowledge and skills.
  • Residents move through the entire first and second-year osteopathic curriculum at WVSOM while training to become leading educators.
  • Our graduates often have jobs secured by the start of the third year and they are sought by osteopathic schools across the country. We have graduates in private practice, working internationally, and in COMs from coast to coast.
  • There are many opportunities to lecture and do scholarly activities locally and nationally.
  • We pride ourselves on supporting your specialized interests in the field and do all we can to foster a supportive learning environment that will allow your niche interests in osteopathic medicine to bloom.
  • Unlike many residencies that may be one modality heavy (for example, everyone does just muscle energy) we have faculty specialized in the full breadth of OMM techniques. You’ll graduate fully confident that you can do everything from gentle cranial to HVLA from head to toe.
  • Our residents attend the AAO convocation annually to learn from the best in the country, expand your skillset, and complete their annual in-training exam that will prepare them for the ONMM boards following residency graduation.
  • During your residency, you will also complete a full 40-hour cranial course to help you hone those very specialized skills that will make you a leader in this very rare, very important specialty.
  • We are located in a beautiful place, surrounded by kind people and we value a work-life balance. We are very family oriented, and we take your mental health and wellness very seriously.
  • We encourage you to see this beautiful place that we call home. You may interview virtually or in person but we highly encourage you to meet our residents and stop by if time allows.
Life at GVMC
GVMC Residents
Residents from CAMC Greenbrier Valley Medical Center celebrated WV Rural Health Association's WV Rural Health Day at the Legislature. Physicians pictured are Simeon Nittala, DO, Manjula Krishnamurthy, MD, Nick Yost, DO, Michaella Gaite, DO, Anna DiGregorio, DO and Bridgett Morrison, DO, Family Medicine Program Director.
Welcome GVMC
Dr. Michaella Gaite (FM) and Dr. Simeon Nittala (ONMM) represented the CAMC GVMC Family Medicine and Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine residency programs at the WVSOM Class of 2027 Accepted Students Day!
Orientation GVMC
GVMC Family Medicine and GVMC Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Residencies welcomed their new interns! They had a team building workshop with procedures and a relay race, a breakfast buffet, and a cookout at the GVMC Family Medicine Program Director's house. We are excited to welcome the new interns to the team!

Learn more about our programs, partners, and the fun and exciting activities this area has to offer by watching our residency video.