OCC Cognitive Exam References

The primary reference source for the OCC examination is the previous year’s ACOG Compendium of Selected Publications, including Practice Bulletins, Committee Opinions, Patient Safety Checklists, Technology Assessments, and Policy Statements. The ACOG Compendium of Selected Publications is available online to all active ACOG members, can be purchased through membership with ACOOG, or purchased through the ACOG bookstore. You can also purchase a one-year online subscription to all current practice guidelines through the ACOG bookstore (this is a helpful alternative once the new Compendium is published each year).

For the purpose of clarity and consistency across formats, the 2019 OCC examination is based primarily on the 2017 ACOG Compendium of Selected Publications, current as of December 31, 2016.

Other additional reference sources for this exam include:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines, 2015 – available online. 
  • ACOG Hypertension in Pregnancy Guidelines, 2013 – available online. Note the Executive Summary of this document, pages 1-12.
  • Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine textbooks, 2nd and 3rd editions.