For DOs whose first residency year was in a military or federal program
You can gain AOA recognition for military and federal PGY1 training by applying online 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 intend to practice in Pennsylvania. 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.
1. Submit an application for training recognition
The first step of applying for training recognition is submitting the online application for AOA recognition of federal/military PGY1 training.