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Update on Obstetrics and Gynecology exams
Updated Aug. 8, 2019
The American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AOBOG) announces the following updates to its Written and Oral examinations.
Written exam updates
AOBOG will now administer the Primary Written Examination in the fall as well as in the spring. Offering the exam twice per year allows residents and physicians more opportunities to take the exam at a time that best suits their needs. Both administrations of the exam will continue to be offered at Pearson VUE Testing Centers across the United States.
You’ll receive instructions to register with Pearson VUE after your application has been approved. We encourage candidates to apply early to secure the best date, time and location for them.
Oral exam updates
Beginning with the April 2020 administration, the AOBOG Primary Oral Exam format will change slightly. The key changes are as follows:
- The number of stations a candidate will rotate through will be decreased from four to three
- The length of each station will increase from 55 minutes to 75 minutes. Candidates will still have a five minute break between stations. (The overall exam time remains at four hours, including breaks)
- The visual station will be eliminated as a separate short-answer component, and visual slides, video clips, etc. will be integrated into the remaining three stations in an oral format
Visit the Oral Exam page for more information about the upcoming changes.