Exam Policies

Right to Appeal

If a candidate feels that the actions of the American Osteopathic Conjoint Examination Committee on Pediatric and Adult Allergy and Immunology with regard to any part of the examination constitute unequal application of the regulations and requirements or standards, unwarranted discrimination, prejudice, unfairness or improper conduct of the examination, he or she has the right to appeal to the examination committee.

Appeals can be made in writing to the Conjoint Committee. The appellant must submit the completed Appeal Request Form to the board within 30 days of receipt of notification of failure in the case of all written exams. Each appeal submitted on an Appeal Request Form will be considered by the AOBP and the AOBIM. A majority vote of the Board will determine whether the AOBP and the AOBIM accept or deny the appeal.

The AOBP and the AOBIM will not consider appeals based on examination content, sufficiency or accuracy of answers given to examination questions, scoring of the examination, scoring of answers to individual questions, and/or the determination of the minimum passing score.

Compliance With Federal Regulations

The Conjoint Committee complies with all applicable federal and state regulations, including:

    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): The conjoint committee complies with requirements prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation, as well as regulations for Title II and Title III (and all subsequent regulations) as printed in the federal register.
    • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA): In compliance with the HIPAA Act of 1996 and any subsequent modifications, the conjoint committee ensures that individuals’ health information is properly protected, while allowing the flow of health information to provide and promote high quality health care.