American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Frequently Asked Questions: Single GME Accreditation System

During the transition to a single GME accreditation system, the AOA is committed to answering questions from DOs and students. We’ve collected some of the most frequently asked questions into a PDF document, which makes it easier to search through to find information relevant to you. It covers areas like timeline, governance, eligibility, board certification, and more. If you can’t find answers to your questions here, please contact us at


ACGME's Osteopathic Principles Committee has published a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding osteopathic recognition.


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