OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Timeline

The American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine 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 certification in Geriatric Medicine.

Written Exam

1. In order to take the Geriatric Medicine Written Exam, applicants must be AOA board-certified internal medicine specialists who have completed an AOA-recognized fellowship program in geriatric medicine.

2. The Geriatric Medicine Written Exam is offered in August of odd-numbered years. The application period for the Written Exam opens in October of the previous year.

Become Board Certified

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

4. You will receive notification from the AOA via email once certification has been approved. Expect to receive your certificate in the mail within six weeks of notification of approval.

5. Your subspecialty certification in Geriatric Medicine will remain active for 10 years following date of issue.

6. Maintain active licensure.

7. Participate in lifelong learning and continuing medical education.

8. Complete the cognitive assessment.

9. Complete the practice performance assessment (required for physicians holding certificates that expire in 2019 or later).

10. Maintain membership in the American Osteopathic Association.

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