This is the home page of the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology.

The American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology is the certifying board for anesthesiology and is dedicated to establishing and maintaining high standards for certification of osteopathic physicians in the practice of anesthesiology and other related subspecialties. The AOBA seeks to ensure that the physicians it certifies demonstrate expertise and competence in the field of anesthesiology. The AOBA is committed to delivery of quality healthcare to all patients by working with the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) in the enhancement and continuous improvement of our certification process.
Please mark your calendars for these important dates and deadlines for 2014.

September 27, 2014
Oral Examination
Westin Kierland
Scottsdale, Arizona

September 28, 2014
AOBA 2nd Stated Meeting
Westin Kierland
Scottsdale, Arizona

September 28 - October 1, 2014
AOCA Annual Conference
Westin Kierland
Scottsdale, Arizona

November 8, 2014
BOS Annual Meeting
Chicago O'Hare Hilton
Chicago, Illinois
Once again, Thank You to all those who participated in the Oral Examination in Scottsdale this past week. The AOBA could not have done this without everyone's help. A survey will be posted online shortly. Please take about 5 minutes and complete the survey to help use make meaningful changes to the examination process. A separate Examinee survey will also be posted for feedback.

Several other changes have occurred following the AOBA Board Meeting. First, the Board has decided to require the submission of five (5) multiple choice questions by all applicants taking the Written Examination, starting with the 2015 examination. This will be reflected in the application and on the website. These will be reviewed for possible use on future examinations and to increase the size of our databank.

Second, the Board has decided to provide a honorarium for the construction of the OCC Study Modules of $1,000. Contact Jessica for instructions and available topics, if interested.

Finally, with the increase in Clinical Examinations, we need volunteers to give the examination. Currently all the examinations are given by Board members, and with the increased numbers, we will not be able to complete them in a timely manner. Contact Jessica or Dr. Escher if you are available to help with the examinations. 

Fraternally,
Bryan Simms, D.O., F.A.O.C.A.
Chairman, AOBA

Posted 10/7/2014