You can gain AOA recognition for military and federal PGY1 training by applying online, submitting your official duty orders, and having your program send a verification letter.
If your first year of residency was in an ACGME military or federal residency program, you’ll need to obtain AOA training recognition if you plan to become AOA board certified or if you intend to practice in Pennsylvania or Florida. You can apply for recognition any time after finishing your first year of residency (PGY1). Federal and military residency training is reviewed and recognized on an individual basis.
The three-step process is outlined below.
The first step of applying for training recognition is submitting the online application for AOA recognition of federal/military PGY1 training.
You can upload a copy of your Official Duty Orders while you are completing the online application for federal/military residency training recognition in step 1 above. You can also submit Official Duty Orders by emailing a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your federal/military PGY1 residency training verification letter must be submitted by your residency program directly to the AOA. The letter must also:
The AOA only recognizes that training that has been successfully completed. Letters received and/or dated before the official Military PGY1 completion date will not be accepted.
Applications are reviewed monthly by the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS) representative of the Program and Trainee Review Council (PTRC). You must submit all required items before your application can be considered.