OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Timeline

The American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology administers primary and subspecialty certification exams, as well as Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements. The following stages represent key milestones in the process to obtain primary board certification in Anesthesiology.

Written Exam

1. January through mid-May of your second year in residency: Register for the AOBA Written Exam (assuming you will complete your second year of residency training in June).

2. August: Take the AOBA Written Exam.

Oral Exam

3. March through July of your third year in residency: Register for the AOBA Oral Exam (assuming you will complete your third year of residency training in June).

4. June: Complete your third year of residency training.

5. Fall: Take the AOBA Oral Exam.

Clinical Exam

6. Between March and July: Following one year of clinical practice, register for the AOBA Clinical Exam.

7. September: Obtain approval to sit for the AOBA Clinical Exam.

8. September through March: Take the AOBA Clinical Exam.

9. March: Exam results will be considered for approval by the AOBA.

Become Board Certified

10. Upon successful completion of all exam components, the AOBA will recommend osteopathic board certification to the AOA.

11. You will receive a letter from the AOA via email once certification has been approved.

12. You are now board certified. You will receive your certification in the mail within 10-12 weeks upon notification of approval.

13. Your primary certification in Anesthesiology will remain active for 10 years following date of issue provided you successfully complete Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements.

Osteopathic Continuous Certification

14. Maintain active licensure.

15. Participate in lifelong learning and continuing medical education.

16. Complete the cognitive assessment.

17. Complete the practice performance assessment.

18. Maintain membership in the American Osteopathic Association.

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