Faculty & Staff at TUC

Stacey Pierce-Talsma

Stacey Pierce-Talsma

College: COM

Department: OMM

Title: Associate Professor and Chair of the OMM Department

Phone: (707) 638-5437

Fax: (707) 638-5946

E-Mail: stacey.piercetalsma@tu.edu

Office: Administration & Faculty 1, Rm. 233

Dr. Pierce-Talsma is a Michigan State College of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine graduate who completed internship and a Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/ Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Residency Program at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine where she also completed a masters degree in medical education and leadership.

Dr. Pierce Talsma is also a yoga teacher and is currently completing a 2 year training program in yoga therapy.  In her spare time, Dr. Pierce-Talsma can be found hiking, running, traveling or cheering on the Spartans with her husband and two jack russell terriers

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine             
OUCOM/NYIT Health Policy Fellowship            

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine  ME
Master of Science (MS)-Medical Education and Leadership (MMEL)

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine  ME      
NMM /Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Residency-Chief Resident

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine   ME
Traditional Rotating Internship            

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine        MI
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine                 

Western Michigan University   MI                                                
Graduate Certificate, Holistic Health    

Western Michigan University    MI
Bachelor of Science                                           
Major:  Biomedical Science  Minor:  Chemistry

Dr. Pierce-Talsma's passion is teaching.  She is the Chair of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department, the Course Coordinator for OMM 4, and directs the OMS III OMM curriculum.  She runs the COAR program (clinical skills, OMM, Anatomy, Radiology) and is the instructor for COOMM (clinical on-line osteopathic manipulative medicine) for the OMS III as well as "Anatomical Application Through Yoga" an elective for OMS I & II students.

Dr. Pierce-Talsma enjoys studying, lecturing and speaking on the topics of movement, exercise, yoga and the linkages between these and anatomy and osteopathic principles. She lectures on both the state and national level including at the AOA OMED, the AAO Convocation, Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California, Maine Osteopathic Association, Vermont State Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Pierce-Talsma currently has several on-going research studies regarding medical education and osteopathic training.
  • AACOM/OHF Medical Education Grant Award. June 2016-June 2017 Awarded $10,000


  • AACOM/OHF Medical Education Grant Award “Qualitative analysis of current OMS Year III and IV osteopathic manipulative medicine curriculum strategies and the development and innovation of a new paradigm”. June 2015-June 2016 Awarded $5,000


  • State Innovation Model (SIM) Patient-Provider- Partnerships (P3) Shared Decision Making in Low Back Pain- Maine Quality Counts- Clinical Leader. August 2014- April 2015. Awarded $3,000

  • http://thedo.osteopathic.org/2016/06/strike-a-pose-tucom-students-learn-anatomy-through-yoga/
  • http://thedo.osteopathic.org/2014/10/physicians-prescribe-yoga-overuse-injuries/
  • http://thedo.osteopathic.org/2015/07/interprofessional-education-is-your-school-fostering-team-players/


  • American Osteopathic Association
    • Postdoctoral Training and Review Committee (PTRC) member
  • American Academy of Osteopathy
    • Board of Governors
    • Postdoctoral Standards and Accreditation (PSA) Vice-Chair
    • Postdoctoral Training Committee (PTC) member
    • Postdoctoral American Academy of Osteopathy- Advisor
  • Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC)
    • Osteopathic Principles and Practices Education Committee- member
  • Osteopathic Cranial Academy
    • member
  • Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
    • Peer Reviewer
  • National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators
    • Fellow
    • Abstract Review/Poster Evaluation Committee member
  • American Associated Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles (ECOP) member


  • Maine Osteopathic Association
    • Board of Directors
    • Membership Committee- Chair
    • Education Committee- Member
  • Northeast Osteopathic Medical Education Network (NEOMEN) OPTI
    • Board of Governors
    • Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education Committee (OGME) Chair
  • 2016 Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine OMM Teacher of the year
  • 2016 Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME) Innovation Award for "COAR" (Clinical skills, OMM, Anatomy, Radiology)
  • 2015 Fellow, National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (FNAOME)
  • 2012 Maine Osteopathic Association "Young Osteopathic Physician of the Year" award
  • 2011 NEOMEN research forum, First place Orignal Faculty Research Contribution
  • 2007 Fred L. Mitchell Sr. DO FAAO Memorial award- awarded to graduating students for exceptional achievement in the field of osteopathic manipulative medicine
Dr. Pierce-Talsma arrived at Touro as an Associate Professor in April of 2015, and became the Chair of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department in August of 2016

She has previously been employed at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) as Assistant Faculty in the OMM Department and served as a Course Director and Program Director of the NMM/OMM +1 Residency Program.
Last Updated: 5/4/18