AOBOS Subspecialty Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Please Note

The Subspecialty Certification Examination in Orthopedic Sports Medicine will be administered for the first time on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Atlanta, GA in conjunction with the AOAO Annual MeetingThe exam application will be open until August 15, 2018 or until we reach the maximum number of examinees for this administration which is set at 150.  Please visit the application portal to apply and the handbook for detailed information.

The American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS) recognizes the need for Subspecialty Certification in various orthopedic subspecialties.  Several subspecialties have expressed interest in this process, at this time Subspecialty Certification is available in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine.  The AOBOS offers the same service to any other subspecialty that expresses sufficient interest and need for such an exam.

The orthopedic sports medicine examination is a (200) two hundred question multiple-choice examination with questions taken from all areas of orthopedic sports medicine.  The source material for the examination questions is not limited to any particular text or journal.

The Subspecialty Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine examination is given every year at the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics’ fall meeting, on an as needed basis.

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) have established guidelines to follow for Osteopathic Subspecialty Residency Training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Please review the information in the Basic Standards for Osteopathic Subspecialty Residency Training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine document.

All other necessary information and application documents regarding the certification process are contained within the Handbook For Candidates For Subspecialty Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Please read it carefully! If your Handbook does not have this year's date, you should check the website for updated versions.

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