OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Timeline

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

Subspecialty Certification Exam

1. In order to take the MMS Written & Practical Exam, applicants must have obtained primary certification in dermatology from the AOBD and be able to document their expertise in MMS. See full eligibility requirements.

2.The Mohs Micrographic Surgery Written & Practical Exam is offered once every fall. Applications are due by August 1 of each examination year. Practical exam slides and documents are due the morning of the exam. Location and room assignment are announced before the exam.

Become Board Certified

3. Upon successful completion of all exam components, the AOBD 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 upon notification of approval. You’ll also receive an email explaining how to access your Certified Electronic Certificate.

6. Your subspecialty certification in Mohs Micrographic Surgery 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.

11. Maintain membership in the American Osteopathic Association.

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