The American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

was established in 1979 and exists primarily for the purpose of assisting newly trained orthopedic surgeons in the certification process. The purpose of certification examination is to provide the public with a dependable mechanism to identify physicians who have met a standard to assure competent performance in the field of orthopedic surgery.

Dates to Remember

Dates to Remember

Jan

15

Written Exam Application Deadline

Don't miss the deadline for the 2015 Written Exam Applications!

 

jan

15

OCC Cycle Examination Application Deadline

Don't miss the deadline for the 2015 OCC Cycle Exam Applications!

 

feb

15

Clinical Exam Application Deadline

Don't miss the deadline for the 2015 Summer Clinical Exam Applications!

 

aug

15

Oral Exam Application Deadline

Don't miss the deadline for the 2014 Oral Exam Applications!

 

aug

15

Hand CAQ Exam Application Deadline

Don't miss the deadline for the 2014 Hand CAQ Exam Applications!

 

aug

15

Clinical Exam Application Deadline

Don't miss the deadline for the 2015 Winter Clinical Exam Applications!

 

 

AOAO Case Log System

Effective December 1, 2012, the AOBOS is no longer accepting surgical log submissions generated from the AOAO case log system.

Candidates must use the AOBOS Clinical Log Template to compile the surgical case log for the Part III Clinical Examination.

New Information

New Information
 

Osteopathic Continuous
Certification (OCC)

OCC began January 1, 2013 for all time-dated board certified orthopedic surgeons.

Participation in OCC is mandated by the American Osteopathic Association. Your ability to practice may be at risk for non-compliance.

As a certified osteopathic orthopedic surgeon, you will be required to participate in all five (5) components of OCC to maintain your certification. The components are: Unrestricted Licensure; Lifelong Learning/CME; Cognitive Assessment; Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement; and Continuous AOA Membership.

 

2015 Written and OCC Cycle
Examination Dates

The 2015 Written examination is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Prometric centers across the country.

The 2015 OCC Cycle Examination is scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2015 at Prometric Centers.

 

2012 Bob Green Award Winner

Karston Carr, D.O.

The 2012 Bob Green Memorial Award winner was announced at the 2013 AOAO meeting in San Diego, CA.  Congratulations to Karston Carr, DO for achieving the highest combined score for the 2012 written and oral certification examinations.

 
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