American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
Abbreviation AOBOO
Formation 1940[1]
Type Professional
Headquarters Huber Heights, OH[2]
Coordinates
Chairman Benjamin W. Murcek, D.O.[3]
Vice Chairman Nicholas A. Sala, D.O.
Secretary Paul S. Biedenbach, D.O.
Treasurer David B. Auerbach, D.O.
Website aoboo.org

The American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOO) is a joint organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of the eye (ophthalmologists) and to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose, and throat (otolaryngologists). The boards belong to the 18 medical specialty certifying boards approved by the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists of the American Osteopathic Association.[4][5] As of December 2011, 736 osteopathic ophthalmologists and otolaryngologists held active certification with the AOBOO.[6]

Board certification

Initial board certification is available to eligible osteopathic ophthalmologists and otolaryngologists who have successfully completed an American Osteopathic Association-approved residency in ophthalmology, otolaryngology, or otolaryngology/facial plastic surgery, two years of practice, and successful completion of written and oral exams. Board certified osteopathic ophthalmologists and otolaryngologists must renew their certification every ten years to avoid expiration of their board certification status.[7][8] The American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology offer voluntary recertification and upon passage of the required examinations grants board-certified status for a period of ten years.[8]

Board certification through the AOBOO is required of all ophthalmology and otolaryngology residency program directors.[9]

Osteopathic ophthalmologists and otolaryngologists may also receive Certification of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Otolaryngic allergy and in sleep medicine.[7][10] Eligibility for a CAQ in sleep medicine requires a one year fellowship, or documentation of equivalent clinical experience and training.[11] The Certification of Added Qualifications must be maintained through the process of recertification every 10 years and requires candidates to pass both oral and written examinations.[8][12]

See also

References

  1. ^ Ayres, RE; Scheinthal, S; Gross, C; Bell, EC (March 2009). "Osteopathic specialty board certification.". The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 109 (3): 181–90. PMID 19336771. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us". American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Board/Committees". American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "AOA Specialty Certifying Boards". American Osteopathic Association. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "AOA Boards of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngologyl". Health Workforce Information Center. 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Ayres, Ronald E; Scheinthal, S; Gross, C; Bell, E (April 2012). "Changes to Osteopathic Specialty Board Certification". Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 112 (4): 226–231. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Medical Boards: Osteopathic". Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c "Protocol for Certification". American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Basic Standards for Residency Training in Ophthalmology". American Osteopathic Association. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Specialties & Subspecialties". AOA. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Eligibility Requirements". The American Osteopathic Conjoint Committee of Sleep Medicine. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Application Requirements BOS Conjoint Committee Certifying Examination in Sleep Medicine". American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 

External links

  • AOBOO homepage
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