OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Overview

Through the following components, board-certified physicians maintain Osteopathic Continuous Certification in the primary specialty of Pathology.

Component 1 | Active Licensure

AOA board-certified physicians must hold a valid, active license to practice medicine in one of the 50 states. Read more…

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. Read more…

Component 3 | Cognitive Assessment

The AOBPa offers OCC Exams in the primary specialties of Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the subspecialty of Forensic Pathology. Each OCC exam includes a written and practical section. Exams are offered once each year, usually in the fall at OMED. Read more…

Component 4 | Practice Performance Assessment & Improvement

Component 4 requires physicians to engage in continuous quality improvement through comparison of personal practice performance  measured against national standards for their medical specialty. Read more…

 

Component 5 | Continuous AOA Membership

By maintaining AOA membership and adhering to the AOA’s Code of Ethics, board-certified physicians strengthen their commitment to lifelong learning through continuous education. In addition, certified members participate in relevant specialty-specific educational activities. Read more…