OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Overview

Through the following components, board-certified physicians maintain Osteopathic Continuous Certification in the primary specialties of Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Oncology and the subspecialties of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology and Pediatric Radiology.

All diplomates who have a time-limited certification from the AOBR are required to enroll and comply with OCC. Upon receiving board certification, diplomates will be automatically enrolled in OCC.

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

To complete Component 3 requirements for Osteopathic Continuous Certification in the primary specialties of Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Oncology and the subspecialties of Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology; and Pediatric Radiology, a physician must pass an examination once per 10-year OCC cycle. Read more…

Component 4 | Practice Performance Assessment & Improvement

Each AOBR-certified physician is required to successfully complete one qualified OCC practice performance assessment (PPA) every three year CME cycle, or a total of three projects per 10-year OCC cycle. 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…