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AOA board certification will soon include two pathways

Friday, March 15, 2019

The AOA Board of Trustees endorsed the creation of two pathways to board certification at its midyear meeting in February, paving the way for physicians who completed ACGME-accredited residencies to become AOA board certified.

In the near future, candidates will be given the choice of two initial certification options:

  • To become board certified in the osteopathic practice of their specialty.
  • To become board certified in their specialty only, taking an exam that embraces osteopathic medicine’s unique holistic thinking but doesn’t require expert-level skills in the principles and practices of osteopathic medicine.

Adding a new certification option is an opportunity to reach a broader market of DOs and gives MDs a credible alternative to ABMS boards, says AOA President William S. Mayo, DO.

Read The DO article to learn more about these certification options.