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 2016.

The AOBA final exam application deadline is July 15, 2016 for the August 20, 2016 Examinations. If you have already submitted an application for an upcoming AOBA exam, and would like to confirm your status please contact the AOBA at or 312-202-8279.

July 15, 2016
Final Application Deadline for the August 20, 2016 Examinations

August 15, 2016
Final Clinical Examination Application Deadline​

August 20, 2016
Written Examination
OCC Cognitive Examinations
Pain Management Examination
Critical Care Examination
Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel
Chicago, Illinois
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American Osteopathic Association

September 17, 2016
Oral Examination
Pediatric Anesthesiology Examination
The Westin Seattle
Seattle, Washington
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​September 18-21, 2016
64th AOCA Annual Convention
The Westin Seattle
Seattle, Washington
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November 5-6, 2016
BOS Annual Meeting
Chicago O'Hare Hilton
Chicago, Illinois

In an effort to improve the OCC process, as well as reduce the overall stress and burden of the OCC process on our diplomates, the AOBA has made the following changes to the OCC requirements:

(1) The AOBA has decided to eliminate the self-assessment study module requirement and no longer require diplomates to complete the modules as part of the OCC process. The AOCA will provide the necessary lectures at AOCA conferences to fulfill the AOA required core competencies (Osteopathic Philosophy and OMT, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, and Professionalism). They will be offered on a rotating basis over a three year period to insure all OCC diplomates have an opportunity to complete these OCC requirements over the 10-year OCC cycle. This will also allow all of our anesthesiologists access to the AOA core mandates and not just those in the OCC process.

(2) The AOBA has adjusted the amount of quality improvement data collected by the candidates and reported to Specialty Benchmarks to either a six (6) month period OR a total of five hundred (500) cases, which ever threshold is achieved first.