American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Educational Stakeholders: Single GME Accreditation System Info

The ACGME began accepting accreditation applications from AOA institutions on April 1, 2015, and from AOA-approved programs on July 1, 2015. It also began accepting Osteopathic Recognition applications on July 1. For more information on the application process, including how to apply for osteopathic recognition, visit the accreditation processes page, or contact the AOA's free single accreditation application assistance program. 

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Important Updates

​Four-year-plus AOA programs have until Dec. 31, 2016, to submit an application to the ACGME for participation in the 2017 AOA Match. If you have yet to begin the application process, you should take action now to protect your residency slots. 

The AOA can provide services to help you through the application process. Send questions to for more information.


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