OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Overview

Through the following components, board-certified physicians maintain Osteopathic Continuous Certification in the subspecialty of Correctional Medicine.

Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) is a process in which board certified DOs can maintain currency and demonstrate competency in their specialty area. The goals for OCC are to provide certified physicians with a process to continually assess and improve their skills and to assure patients and the public that certified physicians are being assessed through reliable and valid measures.

 

Component 1 | Active Licensure

AOA board-certified physicians must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in one of the 50 states. Read more…

Component 2 | Lifelong Learning/Continuing Medical Education

Demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning by fulfilling a minimum of 120 hours of CME credit during each three-year CME cycle. Read more…

Component 3 | Cognitive Assessment

Pass one or more psychometrically valid and proctored examinations that assess your specialty medical knowledge, as well as core competencies in the provision of health care. Read more…

Component 4 | Practice Performance Assessment & Improvement

Engage in continuous quality improvement through comparison of personal practice performance measured against national standards for your medical specialty. Read more…

 

Component 5 | Continuous AOA Membership

By maintaining AOA membership and adhering to the AOA’s Code of Ethics, board-certified physicians strengthen their commitment to lifelong learning through continuous education. In addition, certified members participate in relevant specialty-specific educational activities. Read more…