For GME Leaders

Postdoctoral training standards, single GME assistance, forms and applications

Residency & fellowship training

Get free, expert help with ACGME accreditation and osteopathic recognition & access all the resources you'll need to keep your program running smoothly.

Osteopathic postdoctoral training programs are recognized throughout the United States in federal and state laws, rules and regulations. As an accrediting agency for osteopathic graduate medical education, the AOA reviews and approves all training standards, establishes general policy, and reviews and approves all postdoctoral training programs. The osteopathic medical profession offers postdoctoral training in all of the medical and surgical specialty areas.

Single GME

Get expert help, find answers to frequently asked questions and access key deadlines and policies.

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Osteopathic recognition

Achieving osteopathic recognition offers unique benefits for interns, residents and patients alike.

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Postdoctoral standards

View standards, crosswalks and policies for AOA-accredited residency and fellowship programs.

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Program site reviews

Everything you need to know to ensure your training program’s site review goes off without a hitch.

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Applying for ACGME accreditation?

The AOA’s SAS Application Assistance Program provides free assistance for graduate medical education programs in the process of pursuing ACGME accreditation and osteopathic recognition. Take advantage of guidance from AOA staff experts and professional consultants familiar with the single accreditation system.

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More for Graduate Medical Educators

  • Forms & Applications

    Use these forms if you're starting, changing, or ending key elements of an AOA-accredited residency or fellowship program.

  • Search OPTI Data

    Search OPTI info for key information on established Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institutions, including recruitment area, mission and strategic objectives.

  • AOA Opportunities

    Search the AOA's database of AOA-approved internships and residency programs.

  • AOA Board Certification

    AOA Board Certification is a key quality marker for 29 primary specialties and 77 subspecialties.

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