The AOBFP Mission is to determine the qualifications required of osteopathic family physicians seeking initial and continued certification awarded by the American Osteopathic Association in the field of family medicine and of any other field that may be assigned, develop the methods of examination to assess those family physicians, administer and evaluate examinations to assess competency and excellence in those fields, and issue the appropriate certification upon the approval of the American Osteopathic Association.​

OCC module completion

If your OCC module completion application has been submitted to and approved by the AOBFP, you have received an authorization letter with further instruction on accessing the modules that have been approved for your completion.

 Read and follow instructions within the following sections that pertain to your approved modules.​

OCCAP MODULES

Completion of any of these modules will be recorded in your AOA "OCC Tracker" online information and you will be credited with 20 Category 1-B credits.  ABOFP will also receive notification of your completion so we may update our records.

As per our 'Process Document' under our website's 'OCC (Recert)' tab, each module requires that you enter HIPAA-compliant information from 20 of your patient charts, receive a performance analysis report, complete an educational unit on that topic, submit an interventional action plan, wait a required 90-day period in which to activate your plan, and then complete a final chart abstraction on 20 new or revisiting patients. The final step is completion of a required exam. The module is then complete and twenty (20) Category 1-B credits are then awarded. 


Click here to select and begin completion of the Diabetes Module

Click here to select and begin completion of the Lower Back Pain Module

Click here to select and begin completion of the Coronary Artery Disease Module

Click here to select​ and begin completion of the Hypertension Module​

* Please close your browser at completion of your session. Should you log out, you will be redirected to the AOA's Osteopathic.org login page. To resume, return to AOBFP.org and access Start Module Completion.

BROWSER:

It is strongly suggested that you use Google Chrome as your internet browser for completion of these modules. You may download that browser at https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95346?hl=en&ref_to​


PROFESSIONALISM MODULES

COMMUNICATION

It is best to use Google Chrome as your internet browser for this FPOCAT module. This project relates specifically to the development of a solution for the AOA certifying boards to be in compliance with the fourth osteopathic core competency requirement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills. The training will adhere to all AOA Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements and conform to best practices and standards for high stakes assessment. The program will be delivered online and will have strong assessment components. This module involves the completion of patient surveys, peer surveys, and/or staff surveys. Completion of this module will be recorded to your AOA "OCC Tracker" online information and you will be credited with 10 Category 1-B credits. 

NOTE: You will be required to select "Physicians register by clicking HERE" from the FPOCAT home page, followed by entering the voucher code which has been provided in your confirmation letter from the AOBFP. You are required to return to the home page and log in to be further directed to profile information to be completed prior to patient or staff surveys, which are part of the Communication module. You may then begin the module. 

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CULTURAL COMPETENCY

A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care is a self-directed training course for physicians and other health care professionals in the provision of care. With growing concern about racial and ethnic disparities in health and populations, cultural competence has become more and more a matter of national concern. To train physicians to care for diverse populations, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health offers these modules, encompassed in A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care, to equip physicians and other health care professionals with competencies that will enable them to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population.

'Themes' to be Completed:
Select appropriate theme(s) for completion based on your professional activity pathway as designated in your application submitted for module completion:

  • Full Scope Clinical Practice: Select "Theme 1 - Fundamentals of Culturally Competent Care"

  • Limited Scope Clinical Practice: Select "Theme 1 - Fundamentals of Culturally Competent Care"

  • Non-Clinical Practice: Select "Theme 1 - Fundamentals of Culturally Competent Care" and "Theme 2 - Provide Language Access Services" and "Theme 3 - Structuring Culturally Competent Care"

When on that site, select 'E-Learning Programs' and then midpage under 'A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care' select 'Visit the Program' to register a self-assigned username (email) and password. KEEP A RECORD OF THIS INFORMATION AS YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD AFTER STARTING THE PROGRAM. If you have started or completed this program previously, it will require that you use a different email, username and password. 



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MEDICATION SAFETY ​COMMUNICATION PROFESSIONALISM (MSCP) MODULE

This module has been developed by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) for the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) to satisfy a portion of the OCC Component 4 requirements to be completed by our diplomates. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to identify methods/techniques for more effective communication to improve medication adherence and to reduce adverse drug reactions, as well as effectively communicate at the patient's level of understanding. 

Steps to be completed within this module include a pretest knowledge assessment, feedback comparing your performance with national benchmarks, completion of educational activities within the module based on pretest feedback, a post-test knowledge assessment, and an evaluation of the module.

Participants are required to complete the program in its entirety with a passing score on the post-test to earn 3 Category 1-B credits, which would be posted to your CME activity report. NBOME will report completion directly to the AOA and the AOBFP. It is NOT necessary that a completion certificate be submitted by the candidate to the AOA CME Division or the AOBFP. 

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Mailing address:
AOBFP/OCC Docs
330 E. Algonquin Road, Ste. 6
Arlington Heights, IL 60005​