Specialties and Subspecialties

 

The American Osteopathic Association’s Department of Certifying Board Services administers the processes of board certification and osteopathic continuous certification for 18 specialty certifying boards, offering certifications in 29 primary specialties and 77 subspecialties.

Anesthesiology

Primary Certification:
Anesthesiology
Subspecialty Certification:
Critical Care
Pain Management
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Dermatology

Primary Certification:
Dermatology
Subspecialty Certification:
Dermatopathology
MOHS Micrographic Surgery
Pediatric Dermatology

Emergency Medicine

Primary Certification:
Emergency Medicine
Subspecialty Certification:
Emergency Medical Services
Medical Toxicology
Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine

Family Medicine

Primary Certification:
Family Medicine/OMT
Family Medicine/OMT with OCC Special Emphasis in Hospital Medicine

Internal Medicine

Primary Certification:
Internal Medicine
Subspecialty Certifications:
Cardiology
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Critical Care Medicine
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Geriatric Medicine
Hematology
Infectious Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Nephrology
Oncology
Pulmonary Disease
Rheumatology
Conjoints:
Addiction Medicine
Adult & Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Correctional Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine
Pain Medicine
Sports Medicine
Sleep Medicine
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Neurology & Psychiatry

Primary Certification:
Neurology
Psychiatry
Subspecialty Certification:
Addiction Medicine
Child/Adolescent Neurology
Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
Geriatric Psychiatry
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Neurophysiology
Sleep Medicine

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Primary Certification:
Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine & OMM

Nuclear Medicine

Subspecialty Certification:
Nuclear Medicine

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Primary Certification:
Obstetrics & Gynecologic Surgery
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Subspecialty Certification:
Female Pelvic Med/Reconstructive Surgery
Gynecologic Oncology
Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Reproductive Endocrinology

Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology-HNS

Primary Certification:
Facial Plastic Surgery
Ophthalmology
Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery
Otolaryngology
Otorhinolaryngology
Subspecialty Certification:
Otolaryngic Allergy

Orthopedic Surgery

Primary Certification:
Orthopedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification:
Hand Surgery

Pathology

Primary Certification:
Anatomic Pathology
Anatomic Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Subspecialty Certification:
Cytopathology
Dermatopathology
Forensic Pathology

Pediatrics

Primary Certification:
Pediatrics
Subspecialty Certification:
Adolescent Medicine
Adult & Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Neonatology
Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatric Pulmonology
Sports Medicine

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Primary Certification:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Subspecialty Certification:
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Sports Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Primary Certification:
Preventive Medicine-Aerospace Medicine
Preventive Medicine-Occupational/Environmental Medicine
Preventive Medicine-Public Health
Subspecialty Certification:
Occupational Medicine

Proctology

Primary Certification:
Proctology

Radiology

Primary Certification:
Diagnostic Radiology
Radiation Oncology
Subspecialty Certification:
Neuroradiology
Pediatric Radiology
Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Surgery

Primary Certification:
Cardiothoracic Surgery
General Surgery
Neurological Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Urological Surgery
Subspecialty Certification:
Surgical Critical Care