Medical EducationCommentary

Evolution of AOA Specialty Board Certification

Stephen Scheinthal, DO; J. Michael Wieting, DO, MEd; Edward Elko, PhD; John Bowling, DO; Fernando Gonzalez, DO; Ronald Librizzi, DO; Benjamin Murcek, DO; and Bryan Simms, DO
Notes and Affiliations
Notes and Affiliations

Received: June 6, 2014

Accepted: July 28, 2014

Published: April 1, 2015

J Osteopath Med; 115(4): 265-267

The launch of Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) signifes the next stage of the osteopathic board certification process. The OCC process replaces the old recertification system for all osteopathic physicians who earned time-limited certificates from American Osteopathic Association (AOA) certifying boards. All 18 AOA certifying boards are now engaged in the continuous certification process. With the advent of any new system, many questions and concerns will arise. The AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists continues to evaluate its new certification system and prepare for modifications in response to this feedback. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2015;115(4):265-267 doi:10.7556/jaoa.2015.051

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