The application for the early entry initial certification (EEIC) examination for AOA Board Certification in family medicine is now open. The EEIC application deadline is Oct. 31, with a final deadline and late fee of $100 on Dec. 15. The test will be administered at Pearson VUE testing centers nationwide from Jan. 16-30, 2021.
This EEIC allows residents to seek specialty board certification in family medicine while still in residency. Osteopathic family medicine residents in their final year of an AOA-approved/ACGME-accredited training program are eligible to apply for the EEIC exam. To be eligible, residents must have taken at least two AOBFP in-service examinations (ISE or ISE+) out of their three yearly in-service examinations during their residency.
In preparation for the EEIC, the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians will host a free live webinar for program directors and resident physicians on Monday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. CT to discuss benefits, review eligibility requirements and answer questions. Attendees are required to pre-register and can do so here.