Professional development Fourth osteopathic certifying board replaces its high-stakes recertification exam The American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine’s new online exam will provide diplomates with greater flexibility. Jan. 29, 2020Wednesday AOA Staff Contact AOA Staff Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email The American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) has replaced its high-stakes 10-year recertification exam with an annual online assessment for Osteopathic Continuous Certification—Component 3. The new 40-to-60-question exam is administered 24/7 and can be taken at home or in the office. It is an open book exam; diplomates are encouraged to use the resources typically available in the emergency department. ‘A more convenient exam’ “Our emergency physician diplomates asked for a more convenient exam, and we’re thrilled to provide one that they can take anytime, anywhere,” says Genie James, AOA senior vice president of certifying board services. “The new exam will more seamlessly fit in with physicians’ busy lives.” Joining the osteopathic anesthesiology, radiology and OB-GYN boards, AOBEM is the fourth AOA certifying board to update the longitudinal assessment process to better support lifelong learning and continuous professional development. This year, the AOA’s Certifying Board Services will launch similar innovations in the assessment of qualified physicians engaging in Osteopathic Continuous Certification for several additional specialty boards. Details on AOBEM’s new exam are available here. Questions? Please contact AOBEM at firstname.lastname@example.org. More in Profession The future of AI in medicine is osteopathic Artificial intelligence has the potential to empower physicians to spend less time on administrative tasks and more time with patients, two DOs write. DO Day 2024 offers leadership opportunities and features a compelling keynote speaker Join the AOA for virtual sessions April 13-14 and/or in-person in Washington, D.C., April 17-18. Plus, don’t miss keynote speaker Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, PhD. Registration is now open. Previous articleNational Women Physicians Day: Read about 10 inspiring women in osteopathic medicine Next articleShould you hire a career coach?