Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine.

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Specialty Certifying Boards and Conjoint Examination Committees

The AOA’s 16 specialty certifying boards offer certifications in 27 primary specialties and 48 subspecialties.

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Why choose AOA certification?

Demonstrate your commitment to ongoing evidence-based education leading to high-quality whole person care.

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Being board certified is a must in today's health care environment. It signifies your competency as a physician and demonstrates that your knowledge and experience meet clinical standards.

AOA board certification is key to maintaining our unique approach to health care. It provided a foundation that has allowed me to develop necessary skills to care for patients, from the weekend warrior to Olympic athletes.

AOA board certification is more than a required credential. It's evidence of your discipline to maintain academic rigor and your commitment to the principles that drive the DO difference.