American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics

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American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics
American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics logo.gif
Abbreviation AOBP
Formation 1940[1]
Type Professional
Headquarters Chicago, IL[1]
Coordinates 41°53′36″N 87°37′26″W / 41.8933°N 87.62398°W / 41.8933; -87.62398Coordinates: 41°53′36″N 87°37′26″W / 41.8933°N 87.62398°W / 41.8933; -87.62398
Chairman Fernando Gonzalez, D.O.[1]
Vice Chairman Paul G. Smith, D.O.
Secretary-Treasurer Dawn Dillinger D.O.
Website aobp.org

The American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics (AOBP) is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases in infants, children, and adolescents (pediatricians). 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),[2][3] and was established in 1940. As of December 2011, 477 osteopathic pediatricians held active certification with the AOBP.[4] Fellows of the AOBP are eligible for membership in the American College of Pediatricians and the American Academy of Pediatrics along with fellows of the American Board of Pediatrics.[5][6][7]

Board certification[edit]

Osteopathic pediatricians are eligible for initial certification if they have successfully completed an AOA-approved residency in pediatrics, an AOA membership that is in good standing, an unrestricted medical license in the state in which their practice is located, and must complete the required AOBP examinations.[8]

Prior to 1995, the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics offered lifetime certificates to members recognized as board certified. However, the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics now requires osteopathic pediatricians to renew their certification every ten years to avoid expiration of their board certification status.[9]

Osteopathic pediatricians may receive Certification of Special Qualifications in the following areas:[10][11][12]

Additionally, a Certification of Added Qualifications is available in Sports Medicine to diplomates of the AOBP.[10][11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About the AOBP". American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics. 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "AOA Specialty Certifying Boards". American Osteopathic Association. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics". Healthcare Workforce Information Center. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  4. ^ 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 16 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Membership and Fellow Information". American College of Pediatricians. 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Membership Categories and Benefits". American Academy of Pediatrics. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Become a Member". American Academy of Pediatrics. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "AOBP Applicant Handbook". American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics. 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Recertification". American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics. 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Medical Boards: Osteopathic". Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Specialties & Subspecialties". American Osteopathic Association. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  12. ^ Healthychildren.org (2009). "ABP, ABMS, AOBP and ABPD". American Academy of Pediatrics. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 

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