We provide the following basic standards and inspection workbooks for postdoctoral training programs as a valued resource for the osteopathic medical community. Information is organized by specialty college, with internship standards listed separately.
Please Note: These documents are officially submitted by the specialty colleges and have been approved by the Education Councils and AOA Board of Trustees. The AOA does not cross-check documents posted on specialty college websites.
The Common Institutional and Program Requirements provide a streamlined reference to standards from the Basic Documents for Postdoctoral Training that apply to all specialty programs. The standards in the Common Institutional and Program Requirements are an adjunct to the specialty standards and are included in the evaluation of all programs for initial or continuing approval. The AOA Basic Documents for Postdoctoral Training is the comprehensive document governing all aspects of AOA-approved postdoctoral training requirements. You may also view OGME years to completion by specialty.
In January of 2013, the AOA launched institutional site reviews separate and distinct from the specialty and internship training program site reviews. These institutional site reviews are conducted using the following Institutional Review Crosswalk. Please visit our Program Site Reviews page to learn more.