Please note my schedule is very tight as I travel often to teach 6 day courses. I may not be able to accommodate you for a number of weeks.

Medical students and residents wishing to rotate with Dr Pelkey:

Requirements:

1 OCA approved introductory Course in osteopathy in the Cranial Field or SCTF Basic Coure in OCF

Read

  • Read Chapter 2, Right In My Own Backyard, from Andrew Weil’s book Spontaneous Healing

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03223/Cranial-Osteopathy-Craniosacral-Therapy.html

  • Watch the video about my teacher Dr. Robert Fulford:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6cSSVI1zf18

  • Philosophy and Mechanical Princilpes of Osteopthy by Andrew Taylor Still

Read Pages 9 to 17 and Chapter XI Pages 248 – 260

           Go to   www.books.google.com/books?id=rBJtAAAAMAAJ

I highly recommend the biography of Andrew Still written by John Lewis, available at: www.atstill.com

Once you have read this material, email me your contact information including phone number and I will call you to arrange a 2 week rotation. Please note that I only see patients Tuesday through thursday so you must arrange to rotate with another DO On Mondays and Fridays.

Pre med students wishing to shadow Dr. P:

Before spending time in my office, it is essential for you to have background information to understand what you will see. If you are considering attending Osteopathic Medical School, it makes sense to have an idea of its unique aspects. This will also give us a starting point for discussion as well as prepare you for an interview at a D.O. School.

  • Please take a look at my website: Read the sections under Osteopathy
  • Read Chapter 2, Right In My Own Backyard, from Andrew Weil’s book Spontaneous Healing

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03223/Cranial-Osteopathy-Craniosacral-Therapy.html

  • Watch the video about my teacher Dr. Robert Fulford:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6cSSVI1zf18

  • Philosophy and Mechanical Princilpes of Osteopthy by Andrew Taylor Still

Read Pages 9 to 17 and Chapter XI Pages 248 – 260

           Go to   www.books.google.com/books?id=rBJtAAAAMAAJ

I highly recommend the biography of Andrew Still written by John Lewis, available here: www.atstill.com

Once you have read this material send me your CV, transcript and personal statement.  Include your contact information and I will call you to arrange our first meeting.

 

You may also want to look at this guide to osteopathy by and for students:

http://www.aacom.org/resources/bookstore/Pages/BriefGuide.aspx

 

Further recommended reading:

 

Robert Fulford, DO – Dr. Fulford’s Touch of Life* – Bob Fulford tells his  own story.

A Brief Guide to Osteopathic Medicine, For Students, By Students – An overview of the Osteopathic profession as a whole, specifically written for potential applicants but informative for the general public as well.

Maud Nerman, DO – Healing Pain and Injury – A book for patients and those interested in taking charge of their own healing with the help of Osteopathy and other natural approaches.

John Lewis, DO – A.T. Still: From the Dry Bone to the Living Man – Perhaps the most complete biography of Dr. Still, this book tells his life story and how the profession was founded and developed.  www.atstill.com

Ada Sutherland – With Thinking Fingers* – The biography of William Sutherland, DO, a pioneering Osteopathic physician, written by his wife.

Andrew Taylor Still, MD – The Autobiography of A.T. Still** – By and about the physician who founded Osteopathic medicine.

Norman Gevitz, PhD – The DO’s: Osteopathic Medicine in America – A history of the Osteopathic profession.

Thomas Quinn, DO – The Feminine Touch, Women in OsteopathicMedicine

William Faber, DO – The Osteopathic Medicine Advantage: How Medical Miracles Are Made