Component 2: Lifelong Learning/Continuing Medical Education


Component 2 of the Osteopathic Continuous Certification process requires recertifying physicians to pursue lifelong learning through continuing medical education.

To complete Component 2 requirements in the primary specialty of Orthopedic Surgery, the AOA recommends diplomates earn 120 CME credits per three-year cycle, of which 30 should be Category 1-A. Fifty credits in Orthopedic Surgery in each three-year cycle are required for certification.

For subspecialty certification, a minimum of 13 of the 50 specialty credits must be earned in your subspecialty area.