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Celebrating excellence in osteopathic medicine and commitment to incorporating osteopathic principles and practice into patient care.
The AOA Distinction of Advanced Osteopathic Training is a new recognition honoring physicians who graduate from a program with ACGME Osteopathic Recognition. This distinction recognizes physician’s excellence in osteopathic medicine and their commitment to incorporating Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) into patient care.
The Distinction of Advanced Osteopathic Training is exclusively and only available to the designated osteopathic residents and fellows who complete the educational requirements of Osteopathic Recognition as verified by their program’s Director of Osteopathic Education.
So far, the AOA has conferred the Distinction of Advanced Osteopathic Training to over 3,000 individuals!
Designated osteopathic residents who graduated between 2016 and 2021 have been retroactively conferred the Distinction of Advanced Osteopathic Training. If you meet requirements, you should have received an email from Maura Biszewski with an electronic copy of your Distinction certificate. The AOA will also mail you a copy of you certificate – the Distinction certificate order form is included in your email. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you did not receive an email with your electronic certificate.
Starting in June 2022, the AOA will distribute Distinction of Advanced Osteopathic Training certificates to programs with ACGME Osteopathic Recognition for each designated osteopathic resident/fellow to distribute during graduation. The AOA will also email a copy of the electronic certificates.
The AOA continues to develop resources to assist programs with applying for Osteopathic Recognition, including free application assistance to assist with programs with program applications. Contact Maura Biszewski to learn more.