American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine

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American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine
Abbreviation AOBPM
Formation 1982[1]
Type Professional association
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Location
Coordinates 41°53′39″N 87°37′08″W / 41.8942°N 87.6190°W / 41.8942; -87.6190Coordinates: 41°53′39″N 87°37′08″W / 41.8942°N 87.6190°W / 41.8942; -87.6190
Membership 400
Official language English
Chairman Daniel K. Berry, DO, Ph.D.
Vice-Chair Howard Teitelbaum, DO, PhD, MPH
Executive Director Ellen Woods, MSC
Website www.aobpm.org

The American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine (AOBPM) is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) who specialize in aiding patients in the prevention of injury or disease (preventive medicine physicians). The board is one of 18 physician medical specialty boards of the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).[2][3][4] The AOBPM was established in 1982 by approval by the Board of Trustees of the American Osteopathic Association. The AOBPM provides board certification for eligible physicians. Additionally, along with fellows of the American Board of Preventive Medicine, fellows of the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine are eligible to become fellows of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.[5] As of December 2011, 176 osteopathic physicians held active membership with the AOBPM.[6]

Board certification[edit]

The AOBPM is responsible for evaluation and recommendation for osteopathic medical board certification in the specialty areas of Aerospace Medicine/Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine.[7][8] Additionally, the AOBPM is responsible for the certificate of added qualifications (CAQ) in Occupational Medicine, and Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine.[7][9]

Osteopathic physicians may enter an AOA-accredited or ACGME-accredited Preventive Medicine residency program. Osteopathic physicians from both pathways are eligible for board certification through the AOBPM.[10]

AOBPM General Certification, Recertification and Certificate of Added Qualifications examinations are offered annually, every spring, in conjunction with the American Osteopathic College of Occupational & Preventive Medicine Mid-Year Educational Conference.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ayres, RE; Scheinthal, S; Gross, C; Bell, EC (March 2009). "Osteopathic specialty board certification.". The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 109 (3): 181–90. PMID 19336771. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine (AOBPM)". Health Workforce Information Center. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "AOA Specialty Certifying Boards". Osteopathic.org. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  4. ^ Handbook of Procedures of the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists, July 2010.
  5. ^ "UHM Fellow". Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. 2011. Retrieved 17 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 26 August 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Specialties & Subspecialties". American Osteopathic Association. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Preventive Medicine". Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Medical Boards: Osteopathic". Castle Connolly Medical,Ltd. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Certification". American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 

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