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American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine

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American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine

American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine
Abbreviation AOBEM
Formation 1980[1]
Type Professional
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Alan Janssen, DO
Vice Chairman
John DeSalvo, DO
Donald Phillips, DO
Dennis Guest, DO

The American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of acutely ill patients with advanced cardiac life support, trauma, and the management of other life-threatening medical issues (emergency physicians).[2] The AOBEM is one of 18 medical specialty certifying boards of the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).[3][4]

As of December 2011, 2,152 osteopathic emergency physicians held active certification with the AOBEM.[5]

Board certification

Board certification is potentially available to osteopathic emergency physicians who have successfully completed an AOA-approved residency in emergency medicine, two years of practice, and successfully completed the required clinical, oral, and written examinations.[6][7][8]

Osteopathic emergency medicine physicians may receive Certification of Added Qualifications in the following areas:[9][10]

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External links

  • AOBEM homepage
  • American Osteopathic Association
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