Criteria for new members

If an organisation applies for membership the following modalities have to be fulfilled:
1. The organisation (submitter) has to apply officially to EROP for membership.
2. The submitter gets a detailed questionnaire by EROP (see attachment).
3. Within 3 month the submitter has to send all necessary papers to EROP.
4. The EROP board is testing all submitted papers. If necessary the EROP board is looking for additional information. If something is unclear EROP board is allowed to ask external reviewers.
5. If all necessary papers are submitted the EROP board decides about the final acceptance for membership.

Questionnaire for the submitter

The submitter answers all questions and sends all necessary papers like bylaws, criteria of education, and examination regularities and so on to EROP board.
Information about the submitting society:
1. Name and place of the Osteopathic Physician Society
2. Bylaws of the submitter (the original version and a English Version)
3. Name, Address, Phone, Mail of all board members
4. Web-site of submitter
5. Registry official address
6. Number of members in the submitting society
7. In which organisations is the submitter a member

Information about the Osteopathic Curriculum

1. Prerequisite for starting the Osteopathic Curriculum
2. Details about the curriculum, timetable
3. Are their rules running the curriculum
4. How many Units of education (UE for 45 minutes) is one module.
5. How many UE is the obligatory Curriculum?
6. How many UE is the minimum qualification?
7. How many modules are additional possible?
8. Is their a rule about the minimum time participating the curriculum? After EROP rules the curriculum has a minimum of 700 UE in manual medicine/osteopathic medicine over a minimum time period of 4 years. The submitter has to secure the curriculum within 3 years after becoming member of EROP.
9. How many UE of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment are in the Curriculum?
10. Which points of the Criteria rules „Osteopathic Physician“ of EROP are within the Curriculum, which details not? If not, which are comparable?
11. Are clinical courses obligatory to the curriculum, how are they organised?

Information to the Teachers

1. Which people are teaching, Qualification of teachers, number of teachers?
2. Do you have external ore international teachers? Examples?
3. Are the teachers Physicians? How many teachers are non physicians for example professional Osteopaths ( D.O.) ore others?
4. Do you have a quality management for teachers?
5. Do the teachers produce research work? (Examples)
Information about examinations in Osteopathic Medicine:
1. Is their a law of examination? Which examination at what point in the curriculum? Oral exam, written exam, practical exam?
2. Who are the examiners? Are the examinations documented in a written form?
3. Do you have a questionnaire about written exam questions? (Please send examples)
4. Is the completion of the curriculum a Diploma? What is the name of the Diploma? Is this Diploma accepted by government?
5. Do you have an obligatory quality management after Diploma? What are the rules?

Additional general information

1. Do you have a journal for the members?
2. Do you have contacts to other Osteopathic societies?
3. Do you have special interest within EROP?
If EROP board has additional questions, please give us the name of the contact person?
EROP board will prove all necessary papers of submission and will inform you as soon as possible about the final decision.