Osteopathic Residency (Dually Accredited)
The Shenandoah Valley Family Practice Residency is an unopposed, dually
accredited Family Practice residency that operates in the Shenandoah Valley
Region of Virginia. With the close agreement between Osteopathic Philosophy
and Practice (OPP) and the Family Practice Philosophy, our osteopathic
and allopathic residents are educated in parallel in almost the entire
In the Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education (OGME) year one, additional
curricular elements include monthly OPP lectures with focused manipulation
skill training. The first year curriculum includes both the allopathic
and osteopathic residents with a goal of adding hospital manipulation
to their existing knowledge base. In OGME years 2 and 3, weekly osteopathic
hospital rounds are used to focus and build on the use of manipulation
skills in the hospital. Lectures in the OGME years 2 and 3 are via the
A-OPTIC online video library. Residents are expected to watch one lecture
monthly but are allowed to use the large collection of online lectures
to focus their OPP training in an individualized direction.
Office based osteopathic precepting is available for advancing individual
skill sets with manipulation.
We are affiliated with the A-OPTIC opti out of Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Introducing Jef Groesbeck, DO - Osteopathic Curriculum Director
Dr. Groesbeck grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. Prior to medical school
Dr. Groesbeck was a certified massage therapist. It was during massage
school that he recognized a talent for, and belief in a hands-on approach
to diagnosis and healing. He then attended the University of New England
College of Osteopathic Medicine before completing Family Practice residency
in Cleveland, OH. After residency, Dr. Groesbeck completed a fellowship
in Neuromusculoskeletal/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the University
of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine which provided further
training in inpatient and outpatient OMT on a diverse range of patients
with acute and chronic, complex problems. Dr. Groesbeck uses trigger point
injections, joint injections, prolotherapy and kinesiotaping in addition
to OMT to help heal his patients. He takes a holistic approach to care
for every patient. He enjoys providing care for patients of all ages.
Prior to joining the residency program Dr. Groesbeck practiced in a rural
community health center in Elkton, VA.
Dr. Groesbeck and his wife have four daughters and a son. They enjoy time
outside and singing together and are actively involved in their church
community. Among Dr. Groesbeck’s favorite outdoor activities and
exercises are running, yoga and disc golf. He enjoys baking breads and
pizza and crafting original ice cream flavors. He also loves music and
plays the piano, organ, guitar, harmonica and sings.