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Comment period opens for proposed AOBFP CME requirement updates

Friday, January 17, 2020

The American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) submitted proposed updates to the AOBFP CME requirement which are available for review and comment to all members of the AOA. The document will remain posted for a period of 45 days. Comments submitted will be shared with the AOA Board of Trustees and/or the Executive Committee … Continued

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Certifying Board Services reorganization and leadership updates

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The following is AOA’s Certifying Board Services’ new leadership structure as of Jan. 7, 2020. This reorganization generates significant departmental cost savings. “AOA’s Certifying Board Services’ new leadership and staff are committed to proactive communication and transparency as pillars for earned trust,” says Raymond M, Depa, DO, Chair, Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists. Senior Vice President: … Continued

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Third osteopathic certifying board replaces its high-stakes recertification exam

Friday, November 15, 2019

The American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AOBOG) recently launched a new online exam process for Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) Component 3. This longitudinal assessment format leverages technology to deliver assessment items and questions relevant to OB-GYN scope of practice at prescribed intervals. ‘A great improvement’ “Many of AOBOG’s diplomates are excited about the convenience … Continued

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Applications open for early entry initial board certification in family medicine

Monday, October 14, 2019

Third-year family medicine residents can begin the board certification process in February through a new early entry pathway, the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) announced. Participants must complete two osteopathic in-service exams (ISE or ISE+) produced and administered by ACOFP, and take the early entry initial board certification examination in their final year … Continued

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Earn up to 40 category 1-A CME credits at OMED

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
During the 2019-2021 CME cycle, AOA diplomates are required to meet CME credit hour requirements as part of Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) Component 2. So year one of that cycle is the perfect time to begin working toward your CME requirements. And there's no better place to start than OMED 2019, which takes place Oct. 25-28 in Baltimore, and offers up to 40 Category 1-A CME credits in your specialty.
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Clinical pathway to addiction medicine certification to be developed

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

AOA Certifying Board Services is beginning work to establish a clinical pathway to board certification in addiction medicine. The AOA entered into a cost-sharing agreement with the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM) to start the process of opening the clinical practice pathway for initial osteopathic board certification in addiction medicine. The move comes after the AOA House … Continued

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Update on pathway to Family Physicians certification

Monday, August 12, 2019

The American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) is opening up new pathways and options for certification with several important changes. Start the board certification process during residency The AOBFP announced an Early Entry Certification (EEC) program that will allow qualified candidates to seek board certification while still completing their family medicine residency. DOs in … Continued

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Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Certification Now Available

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce a new certificate in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, recognizing  the distinct and critical knowledge, skills, abilities and judgments that practicing physicians require in this specialty. Applicants must be AOBIM board-certified specialists in cardiology. Eligible applicants must have completed three years of an ACGME- … Continued

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Tell us how you use osteopathic techniques in practice

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A large-scale national survey is now underway to gather data on how DOs currently employ osteopathic medicine and its principles in clinical practice. Certifying Board Services encourages all board members and diplomates to participate. The online survey is designed to collect information about the specific techniques and philosophies DOs commonly use in patient care. This … Continued

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New CME guidelines for AOA board-certified docs are now available online

Friday, June 7, 2019

The 2019–2021 Continuing Medical Education Guide outlining CME requirements for AOA board-certified physicians is now available online. The revised requirements emphasize flexibility and give physicians latitude to choose CME that works best for their individual needs. Notable changes include: Elimination of the requirement for specialty-specific CME Allowing credit for precepting medical students, up to 20% … Continued

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