Envisioning a global role for osteopathic medicine in the 21st century: Using Blue Ocean Strategy to promote osteopathic health care as the World's leader in healthcare education and do it more efficiently, effectively and at the lowest cost

Philip C. Slocum, Frank Papa

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Twenty-first century medical education will be dramatically improved by our rapidly evolving understanding of how to more efficiently, effectively and affordably train future health care providers. The following describes a paradigm that uses Blue Ocean Strategies in training osteopathic physicians and thus, rapidly differentiates osteopathic medical education from contemporary approaches to medical education. By replacing the current medical education system with this model, osteopathic medical education is provided an opportunity to emerge as the standard for training future health care providers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014



  • Blue ocean strategy
  • Competency-based education
  • Learning technology
  • Medical education
  • Osteopathic medical education

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