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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

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