The American Osteopathic Conjoint Correctional Medicine Examination Committee administers subspecialty certification exams and Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements. The following stages represent key milestones in the process to obtain subspecialty board certification in Correctional Medicine.

Written Exam

1. In order to take the Correctional Medicine Written Exam, applicants must have completed a two-year fellowship in Correctional Medicine and earned primary board certification from one of the AOCCMEC participating boards:

  • American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
  • American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine

2. The Correctional Medicine Written Exam is offered every Fall in conjunction with the AOA’s OMED conference. The application period opens each spring, and applications are due July 1 of each year.

Become Board Certified

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

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

5. You are now board certified. You will receive your certification in the mail within 90 days.

6. Your subspecialty certification in Correctional Medicine will remain active for 10 years following date of issue provided you successfully complete Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements.

Osteopathic Continuous Certification

7. Maintain active licensure.

8. Participate in lifelong learning and continuing medical education.

9. Complete the cognitive assessment module.

10. Complete the practice performance assessment.