OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

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Welcome to the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery

Affirm your commitment to ongoing evidence-based education resulting in high-quality whole person care.

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Information for Candidates

Learn about the process to become AOA board certified in Surgery, including required exams and eligibility criteria.

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Why Choose AOA?

Designed for physicians by physicians, AOA board certification is an important quality marker for patients and employers.

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Maintaining Certification

Demonstrate excellence in your specialty throughout your career by participating in Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC).

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Important Dates View All

Jan. 12, 2022 – Dec. 31, 2024

Longitudinal Assessment (2022-2024 cycle) for General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Jan. 11 – Sept. 30, 2024

2024 Longitudinal Assessment – Specialties

Sept. 25, 2024

Oral Examination

Spring 2024 virtual exam cancelled.
In-person in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with the ACOS Annual Clinical Assembly.

May 1-3, 2025

Spring Qualifying Examination

Remote proctored

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