OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

Component 2: Lifelong Learning/Continuing Medical Education

Overview

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

Beginning in 2019, a minimum of 60 CME credits must be earned in the specialty area of certification during each three-year AOA CME cycle. Of these, 10 must be AOA Category 1-A CME. The remaining 50 hours will have broad acceptance of specialty CME.

Physicians holding one or more subspecialty certifications must earn a minimum of 15 specialty credits (25% of the requirements for primary specialty certification) in each subspecialty area of certification during each AOA CME cycle.

Primary Certification

For diplomates completing OCC requirements prior to January 2019:

If your primary specialty is Diagnostic Radiology, you must earn 120 CME credits and complete 20 self-assessment modules per 10-year OCC cycle to meet Component 2 requirements.

If your primary specialty is Radiation Oncology, you must earn 120 CME credits and complete eight self-assessment modules per 10-year OCC cycle.

Subspecialty Certification

For diplomates completing OCC requirements prior to January 2019:

If you hold subspecialty certification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology; or Pediatric Radiology, at least 25% of the CME credits you earn must be in your subspecialty area.

Self-Assessment Module (SAM) publications

The following list outlines providers who may offer SAM opportunities. Please note this is not a complete listing.

  • American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR)
  • American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
  • Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR)
  • Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)
  • Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR)
  • American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER)
  • Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)
  • American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR)
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM)
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)