OSTEOPATHIC BOARD CERTIFICATION

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Upcoming Exams and Deadlines

Fall Oral Examinations [rescheduled from live in-person to virtual remote-proctored]

Dec. 4, 2021
Applications now open | APPLY NOW
Final deadline (closed): October 31, 2021

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Vascular Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urological Surgery

Spring 2022 Oral Examination (virtual)

Exam: April 30, 2022
Applications open: Nov. 30, 2021
First deadline: March 16, 2022 (late fee of $500)
Final deadline (closed): April 15, 2022

  • General Surgery

Exam: May 7, 2022
Applications open: Dec. 7, 2021
First deadline: March 23, 2022 (late fee of $500)
Final deadline (closed): April 22, 2022

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Vascular Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urological Surgery

Longitudinal Assessment (2022-2024 cycle)

Exam: Jan. 5, 2022 – Dec. 31, 2024
Applications now open
First deadline: Dec. 1, 2021
Final deadline (closed): Dec. 31, 2024

  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care Subspecialty

Spring OCC Recertification Examination

Exam: April 25-27, 2022 via MonitorEDU (remote online proctoring platform)
Applications open: Nov. 25, 2021
First deadline: March 11, 2022 (late fee of $500)
Final deadline (closed): April 10, 2022

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Vascular Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urological Surgery

Spring Qualifying Examination

Exam: April 25-27, 2022 via MonitorEDU (remote online proctoring platform)
Applications open: Nov. 25, 2021
First deadline: March 11, 2022 (late fee of $500)
Final deadline (closed): April 10, 2022

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • General Vascular Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urological Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care Subspecialty

Fall Oral Examination (virtual remote-proctored)

Exam: Oct. 1, 2022
Applications open: May 1, 2022
First deadline: Aug. 17, 2022 (late fee of $500)
Final deadline (closed): Aug. 31, 2022

  • General Surgery

Exam: Oct. 15, 2022
Applications open: May 15, 2022
First deadline: Aug. 31, 2022 (late fee of $500)
Final deadline (closed): Sept. 7, 2022

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Vascular Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urological Surgery