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

The application deadline is January 15, 2018. The exam will be administered at Prometric test sites on May 16, 2018

 

jan

15

OCC Examination Application Deadline

The application deadline is January 15, 2018. The exam will be administered at Prometric test sites on June 15, 2018

 

feb

15

Clinical Exam Application Deadline

February 15, 2018 is the application deadline for  Summer Cycle 2018 Clinical Examinations.

 

aug

15

Hand Subspecialty Exam Application Deadline

August 15, 2018 is the deadline for the fall 2018 Hand Subspecialty exam.

 

aug

15

Clinical Exam Application Deadline

August 15, 2018 is the deadline for the 2018- 2019 Winter Cycle Clinical Examinations.

 

 

 

2016 Bob Green Award Winner

Aaron Boyles, D.O.

The 2016 Bob Green Memorial Award winner has been announced. He received his award at the 2017 AOAO meeting in Chicago.  Congratulations to Aaron Boyles, DO for achieving the highest combined score for the 2016 written and oral certification examinations.

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.

The 'Read More' link below will take you to the AOBOS Handbook for Candidates for Osteopathic Continuous Certification.

 

Component 4: OCC Practice Performance Assessment Module (PPA) Link

The link below will take you to the O-Cat website for access to the orthopedic surgery PPA modules.

www.osteopathic-cat.com

PLEASE NOTE: this O-Cat site only supports Chrome. You will need to use Chrome as your browser to use the full capabilities of this site.

 

2018 Written and OCC (Recert)
Examination Dates

The 2018 Written examination is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Prometric Centers across the country.

The 2018 OCC (Recertification) Examination is scheduled for Friday, June 15, 2018 at Prometric Centers.

 
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