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Third osteopathic certifying board replaces its high-stakes recertification exam

The American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AOBOG) recently launched a new online exam process for Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) Component 3. This longitudinal assessment format leverages technology to deliver assessment items and questions relevant to OB-GYN scope of practice at prescribed intervals. ‘A great improvement’ “Many of AOBOG’s diplomates are excited about the convenience … Continued

Applications open for early entry initial board certification in family medicine

Third-year family medicine residents can begin the board certification process in February through a new early entry pathway, the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) announced. Participants must complete two osteopathic in-service exams (ISE or ISE+) produced and administered by ACOFP, and take the early entry initial board certification examination in their final year … Continued

Earn up to 40 category 1-A CME credits at OMED

During the 2019-2021 CME cycle, AOA diplomates are required to meet CME credit hour requirements as part of Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) Component 2. So year one of that cycle is the perfect time to begin working toward your CME requirements. And there’s no better place to start than OMED 2019, which takes place Oct. … Continued

Clinical pathway to addiction medicine certification to be developed

AOA Certifying Board Services is beginning work to establish a clinical pathway to board certification in addiction medicine. The AOA entered into a cost-sharing agreement with the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM) to start the process of opening the clinical practice pathway for initial osteopathic board certification in addiction medicine. The move comes after the AOA House … Continued

Update on pathway to Family Physicians certification

The American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) is opening up new pathways and options for certification with several important changes. Start the board certification process during residency The AOBFP announced an Early Entry Certification (EEC) program that will allow qualified candidates to seek board certification while still completing their family medicine residency. DOs in … Continued

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Certification Now Available

The American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce a new certificate in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, recognizing  the distinct and critical knowledge, skills, abilities and judgments that practicing physicians require in this specialty. Applicants must be AOBIM board-certified specialists in cardiology. Eligible applicants must have completed three years of an ACGME- … Continued

Tell us how you use osteopathic techniques in practice

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

New CME guidelines for AOA board-certified docs are now available online

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

AOBOG tests potential online replacement for recertification exam

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