Volunteer Opportunities

The Distinct Osteopathic Examination Committee (DOEC) is actively searching for AOA-certified osteopathic physicians to assist the committee in the following roles:

  • Committee Members
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Examiners

Committee Members are charged with helping establish and maintain high standards for certification of osteopathic physicians in the practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. They may be required to participate in writing exam items and in administering certification exams. Participation on the committee requires attendance of virtual meetings and conference calls as needed. Committee members will receive CME for writing items, attending exam-related meetings and administering exams.

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) work closely with committee members and staff to develop exam items. Individuals who participate in exam writing will be required to complete AOA-provided item writing training. Physicians who participate in exam construction will earn CME.

Examiners assist the committee in the administration of practical examinations. Examiners may need to attend an orientation prior to serving. Examiners will earn CME credits for administering exams.

If you’re interested in representing the osteopathic profession through one of these leadership roles, please complete a brief online application.