American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Professional Development

physician-professional-development.JPGThe AOA is committed to making sure osteopathic physicians receive the latest information about advances in the practice of medicine and changes to the health care delivery system. We understand that providing the best care possible for your patients depends on your ability to maintain your skills and increase your knowledge about new developments and technologies.  

We provide a wealth of services and continuing medical education (CME) activities to help keep you up to date on the latest developments and increase your effectiveness as a physician.

Maintaining AOA Board Certification is another way DOs can maintain currency, while demonstrating competency in a chosen specialty area. At the AOA, we believe certification should be a continuous, lifelong process.

The AOA also offers several practice management resources to assist osteopathic physicians in running a successful practice and treating patients to the best of their ability. These resources pertain to the business of medicine, relationships with managed care plans, coding and reimbursement, Medicare, compliance, insurance advocacy, and credentialing.