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Become Board-Eligible

Board-eligible status begins upon completion of your training program and ends Dec. 31 of the sixth year after you complete training. View eligibility requirements for AOA board certification.

Select Your Specialty

The American Osteopathic Board of Surgery administers primary and subspecialty board certification in the following areas.

Primary Certification:

Cardiothoracic Surgery

General Surgery

Neurological Surgery

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Urological Surgery

Subspecialty Certification:

Surgical Critical Care

Get Certified

Complete all application and examination requirements for certification.

Maintain Your Certification

Complete the four components of Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) to promote patient care, practice enhancement and lifelong learning throughout your career.