Speed, innovation drive AOA board certification strategy

Many successful telehealth improvements and more convenient, online education options can be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies and associations were forced to adjust, and as AOA President Joseph Giaimo, DO, said in his inauguration speech this summer, the AOA became nimble and creative this past year when it comes to delivering member benefits. When … Continued

The doctor will hear you now

Key foundations of the osteopathic profession—compassion, empathy and a desire to listen—are also cornerstone messages for the AOA’s newly launched osteopathic brand campaign, which is designed to increase understanding and awareness of DOs and their unique approach to care. Featuring television commercials, digital and print advertising, and social media engagement, the campaign also reinforces DO Pride … Continued

Osteopathic Pride campaign celebrates being #DOProud

In case a few osteopathic physicians and students need a reminder of the critical role they play in providing distinctive whole-person care to millions of patients across the nation each day, it’s headed their way in the form of the AOA’s new Osteopathic Pride campaign. Throughout the coming months, a host of messages including videos, social … Continued

OMED21 is going fully virtual!

Registration is open for OMED21, set to take place virtually Oct. 22-24 with extended access to conference programming through Nov. 26. In response to continued health and safety concerns resulting from COVID-19, the AOA recently announced that OMED21 will transition to a fully virtual format, offering 200+ hours of top-quality CME programming presented by 17 … Continued

OMED 2020 CME self-study courses now available in 6 specialties

The AOA is now offering new CME self-study courses with programming from OMED 2020. Course materials are available in a digital format, a physical format, or a combination of both formats. The digital format includes streaming video, downloadable video, and downloadable MP3s. The physical format is a shipped USB drive containing all course audio and video. … Continued

ABMS-certified DOs now offered exam-free pathway to AOA board certification

Osteopathic physicians (DOs) certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) can now receive reciprocal certification from the AOA’s Certifying Board Services. This opportunity is available to all DOs certified by an ABMS member board prior to Nov. 21, 2020, and will not require physicians to take their corresponding AOA specialty or subspecialty board’s … Continued

AOA teams with Doximity to increase visibility for AOA board-certified physicians

The American Osteopathic Association is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with Doximity, the largest online professional medical network that includes more than 70% of all U.S. physicians. Through our work together, more than 125,000 osteopathic physicians who treat millions of patients each year in hospitals and health systems across the nation will be highlighted … Continued

AOBFP Early Entry Initial Certification (EEIC) exam application now available for residents

The American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice (AOBFP) is pleased to announce that the Early Entry Initial Certification (EEIC) exam application is now available for residents. This exam, which will be administered Jan. 16 – 30, 2021, allows eligible residents the opportunity to seek specialty board certification in Family Medicine while still in residency. Osteopathic Family Medicine residents in … Continued

AOA responds to opioid crisis by offering clinical practice pathway for AOA Addiction Medicine certification

To help increase the number of physicians who are certified addiction specialists—which the nation needs more of as it battles an opioid epidemic—AOA Certifying Board Services recently began offering a clinical pathway to AOA board certification in Addiction Medicine. This certification is available to DOs who are AOA or ABMS board-certified in a primary specialty. … Continued

Additional AOBIM exam administration options, revised test schedule and postponed recertification exams announced

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, today the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM) announced new testing options related to the upcoming certification and recertification exams scheduled to take place Aug. 18-20, 2020 and Sept. 1-3, 2020. Candidates now have the option to: a.) Take the exam remotely in the comfort of your … Continued