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Osteopathic Certification

Approved Certificate of Added Qualification

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists approved a Certificate of Added Qualification in hospice and palliative medicine in February 2007. 


Who is Eligible?

The American Osteopathic Boards of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology & Psychiatry, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation offer the Certificate of Added Qualification in hospice and palliative medicine. Candidates who have obtained general certification from these boards and meet the eligibility requirements established by their board will be allowed to sit for the exam.

During the Grandfathering Period
Candidates who have obtained general certification from any of the other American Osteopathic Primary Boards including: Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Proctology, Radiology, and Surgery who meet the eligibility requirements established by the AOA will be allowed to sit for the exam between 2009 and 2013. After that time period only candidates from the 4 co-sponsoring boards will be allowed to sit for the examination.  


Exam Information

Apply today to take advantage of the one-year extension for the Clinical Practice Pathway to earn a CAQ in HPM. The deadline for application submission is Dec. 31, 2013, for the 2014 examination. The 2014 examination is the last chance for applicants to take the exam under the Clinical Practice Pathway.

The following AOA Boards have posted information regarding the exam:

American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice (AOBFP)

American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM)

AAHPM will continue to update this Web site with more information once available.

For further information please contact your AOA member board.

Resources for Exam Preparation

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine offers a vast array of resources to help prepare for the AOA CAQ Exam. View the resources.


 
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