OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Component 3: AOBIM OCC Longitudinal Assessment Modules

Overview

The American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM) has replaced the General Internal Medicine long-form high-stakes recertification exam with the new AOBIM OCC Longitudinal Assessment Modules. AOBIM diplomates with ten year certificates are eligible to register for the longitudinal assessment modules within the same year when the certificate expires. If interested, eligible diplomates can register beginning in early Spring year of their expiration date. Modules will be available to all diplomates registered for the OCC Longitudinal Assessment Modules on Jan. 1, of the following year.

Diplomates will be required to participate in and successfully complete three modules annually (between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31) to maintain certification with the AOBIM. There will be 15 modules for each diplomate to choose from. All questions within the modules must be answered and an 80% pass rate must be achieved to successfully complete the module.

Longitudinal Assessment Schedule
Expiration Registration Begins Registration Ends Modules Begin Modules Must be Completed By

Dec. 31, 2023

April 15, 2023

Sept. 1, 2023

Jan. 1, 2024

Oct. 31, 2024

Dec. 31, 2024

April 15, 2024

Sept. 1, 2024

Jan. 1, 2025

Oct. 31, 2025

Dec. 31, 2025

April 15, 2025

Sept. 1, 2025

Jan. 1, 2026

Oct. 31, 2026

Dec. 31, 2026

April 15, 2026

Sept. 1, 2026

Jan. 1, 2027

Oct. 31, 2027

Dec. 31, 2027

April 15, 2027

Sept. 1, 2027

Jan. 1, 2028

Oct. 31, 2028

Etcetera

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Module Topics

  • Shortness of Breath
  • Fatigue
  • Multiple Somatic Symptoms and Mood Alterations
  • Chest Pain
  • Agitation in the Elderly
  • Shortness of Breath and Cough
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Electrolyte Abnormalities
  • Headache
  • Osteoporosis
  • Syncope
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight Loss
  • Hypertension
  • Myalgia
  • Joint Pain
  • Proteinuria
  • Edema

Each longitudinal assessment module includes 15 to 20 questions presented in a case-based format. Your goal is to Master each module by answering at least 80% of the questions correctly AND confidently. A question does not count toward Mastery status unless it is answered both correctly and with total confidence. After completing all the questions in the module, you will be presented with a summary of your results listing how many questions you answered correctly and confidently (Mastery status), how many were partially correct, as well as the number of questions answered incorrectly. 

You may also stop and Save your progress at any point and return to the module to complete it at a later time.

Once you have reviewed your initial results, the module will begin the question set again. As there is no need to review material already mastered, questions which you answered correctly and confidently will be removed. Only questions for which you answered incorrectly or partially sure will be presented. Different versions of the questions may be presented. After indicating your answer to each question, you will be informed whether your answer is correct. You will also be presented with a detailed explanation of the question, why some of the possible answers are not correct, and in most cases, additional learning on the specific topic.  Exploration of these additional learning resources is highly encouraged.   

The online longitudinal assessment system will continue to present the module question set until the 80% question Mastery rate is achieved. Once Mastery level is achieved, the module will be recognized as complete.

Applications and Payment

OCC Cognitive Assessment
EXAM Type Fee

General Internal Medicine Longitudinal Assessment Modules

$250/annually