American Osteopathic Association

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AOA Recognition for ACGME Training

Announcement: The AOA, ACGME and AACOM have agreed to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education programs in the U.S., with AOA-accredited training programs transitioning to ACGME accreditation between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2020. Read more and view Frequently Asked Questions.

The AOA currently recognizes ACGME training as AOA training to allow DOs to become board eligible in their respective specialties and for licensure in the two states (Florida and Pennsylvania) that require an OGME-1 year. In addition, if a DO is transferring from an ACGME program to an AOA residency program, the DO must have an approved OGME-1 year before entering the program. 

Note: The requirement of an AOA-approved internship for osteopathic medical licensure in the state of Michigan and Oklahoma is no longer in effect.

Please note that AOA recognition of ACGME training is not advanced standing. DOs must still apply to the specialty college for advanced standing.

Select an option below to view step-by-step processes for obtaining AOA recognition for your training:



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