American Osteopathic Association Specialty Board Certification

Ronald E. Ayres, DO; Stephen Scheinthal, DO; Cheryl Gross, MA, CAE; and Elaine C. Bell, BA
Notes and Affiliations
Notes and Affiliations

Received: January 5, 2010

Accepted: February 2, 2010

Published: March 1, 2010

J Osteopath Med; 110(3): 183-192

Specialty board certification is an important tool in recognizing physicians who take extra measures to establish their skills in any number of specialty areas. The American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists, which oversees the 18 specialty certifying boards, continues to amend existing policies and implement new policies to improve the certification process. Among these policies, the authors describe new collaboration efforts, the development of the osteopathic continuous certification process, and revisions to board eligibility. An update on AOA certification awards, including certificates of added qualifications, is also provided.

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