Dr. Robert (Bob) Foster is associate dean for osteopathic medical education in the Osteopathic Principles and Practices department. He has four major responsibilities: to provide for education in Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP) to students, faculty, and staff; ensure the integration of OPP throughout the entire curriculum from student recruitment through postgraduate training; to develop and promote distinctively osteopathic research at WVSOM; and to promote awareness and integration at the local, state and national level.
Foster is a graduate of the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Mo. He is certified by the American Osteopathic Board Special Proficiency in osteopathicmanipulative medicine and also by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice in family practice. He has been working with WVSOM since 1978 and has been affiliated with clinical education since 1988.