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AOA announces CME policy changes due to COVID-19

Recognizing the significant burden placed on physician practices by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees has approved the following policy changes for the 2019-2021 CME cycle. At the end of the 2019-21 CME cycle, up to 15 AOA category 1-B credits will be converted to AOA category 1-A credits on … Continued

AOA Announces One-Year Extension of Board Eligibility

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) and division of Certifying Board Services (CBS) has announced a one-year extension of board eligibility status will be granted to graduating residents and other physicians seeking initial certification or recertification in 2020, among other policy changes, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We understand that … Continued

Comment period now open for proposed changes to Handbook of the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists

The Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) has submitted proposed changes to the Handbook of the BOS relating to Pathways for Initial Certification (not previously certified by AOA or ABMS) and Entry into Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) by Physicians with Certification from an ABMS Board. The proposed changes will remain posted for review and open comment … Continued

CBS will provide assistance for resident physicians impacted by exam postponements

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AOA Department of Certifying Board Services (CBS) is committed to protecting the well-being of AOA candidates, diplomates, examiners and staff. Throughout this crisis, we will continue to communicate with specialty board members and physicians regarding the status of scheduled certification examinations and specialty board meetings. During the last … Continued

Testing centers announce temporary closures

The AOA Division of Certifying Board Services (CBS) continues to monitor the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with the goal of protecting the health and safety of board certification candidates, examiners and the public. As a preventive measure, the two national testing providers that administer AOA computer-based board examinations, Pearson VUE and Prometric, are … Continued

AOBFP OMT Performance Examination, scheduled for March 18-20, cancelled

The American Osteopathic Association Certifying Board Services has been monitoring the ongoing spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which has been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including the United States. Because AOA prioritizes the health and well-being of the osteopathic physician community and the public, the decision has been made to cancel … Continued

View AOBEM’s CORE webinar on YouTube

The American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine’s (AOBEM) recently announced the launch of its online exam of Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) for Component 3 called Continuous Osteopathic Recertification Examination (CORE). AOBEM Vice chair, Bradley Chappell, DO, and AOBEM Secretary, Christopher Zabbo, DO, hosted a live webinar to discuss an array of topics, including eligibility requirements, … Continued

AOBIM adds early entry pathway to Internal Medicine Certification

The AOBIM is pleased to announce an early entry pathway to the AOBIM Internal Medicine Certification exam. Third-year Internal Medicine residents will be eligible to take the certification exam March 30 – April 4, 2020. To be eligible for this exam administration residents must have participated in the ACOI in-training exam during each of the … Continued

AOBEM Launches New Annual Online OCC Exam

The American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) is pleased to announce the launch of its new annual Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) examination. The Continuous Osteopathic Recertification Examination (CORE) will replace the high stakes, 10 year examination also known as the Cognitive Assessment Recertification Examination. Diplomates with AOBEM certifications expiring in 2020 or beyond are eligible … Continued

Comment period closed for proposed AOBFP CME requirement updates

The review and open comment period has closed for proposed changes to the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) CME requirement. The comments submitted will be shared with the Executive Committee of the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) and available to the Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees. The BOS will submit … Continued