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The osteopathic medical profession offers postdoctoral training in all of the medical and surgical specialty areas. Successful completion of a residency program is required for specialty board certification.
Postdoctoral Training Resources
ACGME Training Recognition
A step-by-step guide through the process of obtaining AOA recognition for your ACGME training.
Program Forms and Applications
Internship training programs, residency/fellowship training programs, program change forms, consortium application, and fee schedule.
Postdoctoral Training General Requirements and Policy
Core competency compliance, internal reviews, policy initiatives, education councils.
AOA Basic Documents for Postdoctoral Training
Standards for AOA general requirements, OPTI standards, internship requirements.
Postdoctoral Training Standards and Crosswalks
Standards for all internships and residencies, categorized by specialty.
Approved Changes to Postdoctoral Standards
Approved documents not yet in effect.