American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

2016 Midyear Resolutions

This list contains resolutions that were reviewed and acted on by the AOA Board of Trustees on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at the 2016 Midyear Meeting at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

This PDF document contains all the 2016 Midyear Resolutions with action. To view each resolution individually, click the Resolution Title in the table below.


Res. No.​

Resolution Title


​B-1 Nominations to Membership on Specialty Boards APPROVED
​B-2 Acceptance of Other PPA Formats used by Physicians for OCC Component 4 ​APPROVED
​B-3 Acceptance of Allopathic PPA for OCC Component 4 APPROVED as AMENDED


Creation of an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Subspecialty


​B-5 Proposed Revisions to the Handbook of the BOS ​APPROVED


Proposed Revisions to the AOA Specialty CME Policy


​B-7 ​Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine and the U.S. Model of Osteopathic Medicine ​APPROVED


AOA Specialty Certification During Transition to the Single GME Accreditation



Study Elimination of Specialty Credit Requirement for Board Certification
​B-10 Revisions to the CME Guide for Osteopathic Physicians 2016-2018 APPROVED
​B-11 Revisions to the AOA Accreditation Requirements for AOA  Category 1 CME Sponsors ​APPROVED as AMENDED
​B-12 ​Revisions to Section X: AOA Accreditation During Transition to Single Accreditation System ​APPROVED as AMENDED
​B-13 Restructuring of AOA Bureaus, Councils and Committees ​APPROVED
​B-14 Addiction Medicine CAQ REFERRED (to ​AOAAM)
​NB-1 New Membership Category APPROVED​
​NB-2 Non-Osteopathic Organization Representatives at the AOA Annual Meetings APPROVED​
​NB-3 Eligibility for AOA Board Certification for MD Physicians Completing ACGME Residency Programs ​APPROVED
​NB-4 ​AOA Strategic Plan Priority Areas ​APPROVED
​NB-5 Student, Intern/Resident, and New Physician in Practice Advisors to the Board of Trustees ​APPROVED

 Past Midyear Meeting Resolutions (with action)