American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

AOA Specialty Certifying Boards and Conjoint Examination Committees

The AOA’s Department of Certifying Board Services administers the processes of Board Certification and Osteopathic Continuous Certification for the osteopathic profession.  Through the authority of the AOA Board of Trustees and the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists, the 18 Specialty Certifying Boards offer certifications in 29 primary specialties and 77 subspecialties.

AOA Specialty Certifying Boards​

Each specialty certifying board and conjoint examination committee's website offers you complete details about your eligibility for certification, exam dates, requirements for maintaining certification and recertification.

Dermatology (AOBD)
(312) 202-8388
aobd@osteopathic.org

Emergency Medicine (AOBEM)
(312) 202-8293

aobem@osteopathic.org 

Family Physicians (AOBFP)
(847) 640-8477
aobfp@aobfp.org

Internal Medicine (AOBIM)
(312) 202-8274
aobim@osteopathic.org

Neurology & Psychiatry (AOBNP)
(312) 202-8148
aobnp@osteopathic.org

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (AOBNMM)
(312) 202-8223
aobnmm@osteopathic.org

Nuclear Medicine (AOBNM)
(312) 202- 8227
aobnm@osteopathic.org

Obstetrics & Gynecology (AOBOG)
(312) 202-8271
aobog@osteopathic.org

Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology (AOBOO)
(312) 202-8388
aoboo@osteopathic.org

Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS)
(312) 202-8208
aobos@osteopathic.org

Pathology (AOBPa)
(312) 202-8227
aobpa@osteopathic.org

Pediatrics (AOBP)
(312) 202-8267
aobp@osteopathic.org

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AOBPMR)
(312) 202-8226
aobpmr@osteopathic.org

Preventive Medicine (AOBPM)
(312) 202-8229
aobpm@osteopathic.org

Proctology (AOBPR)
(312) 202-8227
proctology@osteopathic.org 

Radiology (AOBR)
(312) 202-8072
aobr@osteopathic.org

Surgery (AOBS)
(312) 202-8078
aobs@osteopathic.org

AOA Conjoint Examination Committees


Addiction Medicine

Participating specialty certifying boards: Family Physicians, Internal Medicine and Neurology & Psychiatry

(847) 640-8477
addictionmedicine@osteopathic.org

Allergy & Immunology

Participating specialty certifying boards: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

(312) 202-8267
allergyimmunology@osteopathic.org

Correctional Medicine

Participating specialty certifying boards: Family Physicians, Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine

(312) 202-8241
correctmed@osteopathic.org

Dermatopathology

Participating specialty certifying boards: Dermatology and Pathology

(312) 202-8388
dermatopathology@osteopathic.org

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Participating specialty certifying boards: Emergency Medicine, Family Physicians, Internal Medicine, Neurology & Psychiatry and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

(312) 202-8274
hospicepalliativemed@osteopathic.org

Pain Medicine 

Participating specialty certifying boards: Family Physicians, Internal Medicine, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Neurology & Psychiatry and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation​

(312) 202-822
painmedicine@osteopathic.org

Sleep Medicine

Participating specialty certifying boards: Family Physicians, Internal Medicine, Neurology & Psychiatry and Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

(312) 202-8274
sleepmedicine@osteopathic.org

​Sports Medicine 

Participating specialty certifying boards: Emergency Medicine, Family Physicians, Internal Medicine, Neuromusculoskeletal​ Medicine, Pediatrics and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

(312) 202-8082
sportsmedicine@osteopathic.org

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM)

Participating specialty certifying boards: Emergency Medicine, Family Physicians, Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine​

(312) 202-8241
underseahyperbaricmed@osteopathic.org