American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology logo.jpg
Abbreviation AOBOG
Formation 1942[1]
Type Professional
Headquarters Chicago Heights, IL[2]
Coordinates 41°30′22″N 87°36′32″W / 41.5062°N 87.6089°W / 41.5062; -87.6089Coordinates: 41°30′22″N 87°36′32″W / 41.5062°N 87.6089°W / 41.5062; -87.6089
Chairman Ronald J. Librizzi, D.O.[3]
Vice Chairman Carolyn W. Quist, D.O.
Secretary-Treasurer Angelo Alexander, D.O.
Website aobog.org

The American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG) is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) who specialize in the care of the female reproductive tract and children during the course of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period (obstetricians) and to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive tract (gynecologists). The board is one 18 medical specialty certifying boards of the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),[4][5] and was established in 1942. As of December 2011, 1,082 osteopathic obstetricians and gynecologists held active certification with the AOBOG.[6]

Board certification[edit]

Initial certification is available to eligible osteopathic obstetricians and gynecologists who have successfully completed an AOA-approved residency in obstetrics and gynecology, or a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, or reproductive endocrinology.[7]

Since June 2002, board certified osteopathic obstetricians and gynecologists have been required to renew their certification every six years to avoid expiration of their board certified status.[8] However, diplomates of the AOBOG who received their certification prior to this time are not required to undergo the recertification process and possess lifelong certification.[9]

Osteopathic obstetricians and gynecologists may also receive Certification of Special Qualifications (CSQ) in the following areas:[8][10]

  • Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Reproductive Endocrinology

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees Policy Compendium 2000-Present". American Osteopathic Association. 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Contact". American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "About Members". American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "AOA Specialty Certifying Boards". American Osteopathic Association. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology". American Osteopathic Association. 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Ayres, Ronald E; Scheinthal, S; Gross, C; Bell, E (April 2012). "Changes to Osteopathic Specialty Board Certification". Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 112 (4): 226–231. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Eligibility/Board Eligibility". American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Medical Boards: Osteopathic". Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Certifications". American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Specialties & Subspecialties". American Osteopathic Association. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 

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