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

Sept. 29, 2021

Fall Oral Exams (in-person)

Orlando, FL

Oct. 20-22, 2021

Fall Qualifying Exam (remote-proctored)

Via MonitorEDU

Oct. 20-22, 2021

Fall OCC Recertification Exam (remote-proctored)

Via MonitorEDU

April 30, 2022

Spring General Surgery Oral Exam

Virtual

May 7, 2022

Spring Specialty Oral Exams

Virtual

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