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Osteopathic Residency (ACGME Osteopathic Recognition)

The Shenandoah Valley Family Practice Residency is an unopposed, ACGME Osteopathic Recognized, 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 curriculum.

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.

Jef Groesbeck, DO - Osteopathic Curriculum DirectorPhoto of Dr. Jef Groesbeck.

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.