Welcome to the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology

Affirm your commitment to ongoing evidence-based education resulting in high-quality whole person care.

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Information for Candidates

Learn about the process to become AOA board certified in Anesthesiology, including required exams and eligibility criteria.

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Why Choose AOA?

Designed for physicians by physicians, AOA board certification is an important quality marker for patients and employers.

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Maintaining Certification

Demonstrate excellence in your specialty throughout your career by participating in Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC).

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Important Dates View All

Jan. – Dec. 2023

AOBA 2023 Longitudinal Assessment

April – Sept. 2023

AOBA Clinical Exam Administration

Due to COVID-19, Clinical Exams may be conducting using an alternate format if needed.

Feb. 1 – July 1, 2023

Application for AOBA Written Exam

Feb. 23 – July 24, 2023

Application for Subspecialty Exams (initial certification and OCC)

Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management, Pediatric Anesthesiology

March 14 – Aug. 14, 2023

Application for AOBA Clinical Exam

April 14 – Aug. 14, 2023

Application for AOBA Oral Exam

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