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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)

Jan. 18, 2023 – Dec. 15, 2023

Longitudinal Assessment – Specialties (2023 Annually)

April 25-27, 2023

Spring Qualifying Examination (remote-proctored)

Sept. 20, 2023

Oral Examination (In-person in Chicago, Illinois)

Spring oral examination - cancelled

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