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Periodically, the AOA considers updates to its policies. Members of the AOA and others are invited to review the proposed policy changes and submit comments.

The following policy changes have been posted for open comment:

AOBFP CME Requirements Update

The American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) has submitted proposed policy changes to the CME requirement outlined on page 6 of the 2019-2021 AOA CME Guide for Osteopathic Physicians. The proposed changes will remain posted for review and open comment for a period of 45 days. Submitted comments will be shared with the AOA Board of Trustees and/or the Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees along with a resolution for approval of the updated AOBFP CME requirements.

The document below outlines the current CME requirement as well as the proposed CME requirement for AOBFP certified physicians.

The open comment period will close Monday, March 2, 2020. Comments should be sent to AOBFP-CME@osteopathic.org.


Graduate Medical Education Policies from the Council on Postdoctoral Training

Proposed changes to AOA policy were posted for a review and open comment period. The submitted comments will be shared with the Bureau of Osteopathic Education and made available to the Board of Trustees at its February 2020 Annual Mid-year meeting. All comments were to be sent to CCMEResolutions@osteopathic.org no later than Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Please note that resolutions must be approved by the AOA Board of Trustees in order to become policy.

The Council on Postdoctoral Training (COPT) has submitted proposed policy changes to the specialty basic standards after July 1, 2020, which are posted for open comment. These proposed changes describe the accreditation structure for AOA programs that do not achieve ACGME accreditation by June 30, 2020, but still have residents in training. The submitted comments will be reviewed by COPT and made available to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education and Board of Trustees.

The following documents have been provided for public comment:

The comment period closed Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.

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