American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Opportunity to Comment: ACGME Common Program Requirements

Feb. 21, 2018:

The propose​d revisions to the ACGME common program requirements are available for comment. There are numerous proposed changes, including the formal recognition of American Osteopathic Board Certification as an appropriate credential for program directors and faculty. Other notable revisions include:

  • A requirement for program directors to give residents information on relevant specialty board examination(s), and

  • Acceptance of AOA training for entry into fellowship training.

Please make your voice heard by commenting on the proposed changes.  The deadline for comments is March 22, 2018.  Please share your comments with the AOA by copying them to