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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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AOBOG tests potential online replacement for recertification exam

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology is currently piloting short web-based exams meant to replace its written six-year recertification exam to a group of 140 physicians. Under the pilot program, diplomates will answer eight questions each week via a website, known as Advanced Real-Time Certification or ARC, which they can access anywhere they … Continued

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National survey planned to assess current use of osteopathic principles and practice

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The 15-member panel of experts charged with improving osteopathic content on AOA board certification exams will meet next week in Chicago to help build an in-depth national survey about how DOs currently employ osteopathic medicine and its principles in their clinical practice. The nationwide survey, which will likely be conducted in July, is intended to … Continued

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Anesthesiology board replaces 10-year recertification exam

Friday, March 29, 2019
Under the new format for cognitive assessment, diplomates will take online exams every three years.
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AOA board certification will soon include two pathways

Friday, March 15, 2019
Candidates can either become board certified in the osteopathic practice of their specialty, or in their specialty only, with an exam that embraces holistic thinking but doesn’t require expert-level skills in principles of osteopathic medicine.
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BOS approves grace period for 2016-18 CME requirements

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Executive Committee of the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) approved a proposal allowing a grace period through May 31, 2019, for the 2016-18 CME cycle. AOA board-certified diplomates will have the option to fulfill 2016-18 CME requirements by either: Submitting CME credits earned between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec, 31, 2018 that have not … Continued

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Proposed CME Guide updates posted for public comment

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists has posted proposed policy calling for approval of the 2019-2021 Continuous Medical Education Guide, including new requirements for diplomates fulfilling OCC Component 2. Members of the public are invited to review all proposed policy changes and submit comments by Dec. 19, 2018. Read The DO article to learn more about … Continued

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AOBR pilots new OCC examination format

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (AOBR) is the first DO certifying board to cut the high-stakes test and revise CME requirements. These features are part of the board’s initiative to pilot a new format for cognitive assessment. Highlights of the pilot program include: Diplomates whose certificate expires in 2019 will not need to take … Continued

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Updates to AOA Board Certification help create a seamless process for DOs

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Progress continues with the realignment of AOA Board Certification to improve the user experience for applicants and diplomates. This complex process requires multiple infrastructure changes that will adapt board certification to meet members’ expanding technology expectations. With the transition to a single GME accreditation system more than halfway completed, AOA Board Certification is improving and … Continued

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