OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Timeline

The American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology administers primary certification exams, subspecialty certification exams, and Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements. The following stages represent key milestones in the process to obtain primary board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Written Exam

1. In order to take the Obstetrics and Gynecology Written Exam, applicants must have graduated from, or be in their third or fourth year of, an AOA-approved or ACGME-accredited residency in obstetrics and gynecology.

2. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Primary Written Exam is offered once each year at regional Pearson VUE testing centers, generally every April. The application period opens on September 1, and applications are due in February or March.

Oral Exam

3.  The Obstetrics and Gynecology Oral Exam is offered twice each year in Rosemont, Illinois, generally every April and September/October. The application period opens March 1 for the fall exam and September 1 for the spring exam. Applications are due in January for the spring exam and June/July for the fall exam.

Become Board Certified

4. Upon successful completion of all exam components, the AOBOG will recommend osteopathic board certification to the AOA.

5. You will receive a letter from the AOA via email once certification has been approved.

6. Congratulations! You are now board certified. You will receive your certificate in the mail within 90 days.

7. Your primary certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology will remain active for 6 years following date of issue provided you successfully complete Osteopathic Continuous Certification requirements.

Osteopathic Continuous Certification

7. Maintain active licensure.

8. Participate in lifelong learning and continuing medical education.

9. Complete the cognitive assessment.

10. Complete the practice performance assessment.

11. Maintain membership in the American Osteopathic Association.

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