American Osteopathic Board of Proctology

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American Osteopathic Board of Proctology
AOBPr Logo.jpg
Abbreviation AOBPR
Formation 1941[1]
Type Professional
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Coordinates 41°53′39″N 87°37′08″W / 41.8942°N 87.61902°W / 41.8942; -87.61902Coordinates: 41°53′39″N 87°37′08″W / 41.8942°N 87.61902°W / 41.8942; -87.61902
Board Member Steven Grothaus, DO[2]
Board Member Paul Broderick, DO
Board Member Timothy Goshen, DO
Board Member David Harrison, DO

The American Osteopathic Board of Proctology (AOBPR) is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the anus, colon, and rectum of the gastrointestinal tract (proctologists). The board is one of 18 medical specialty certifying boards of the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),[3] and was established in 1941.[1] As of April 2011, there were 25 osteopathic proctologists certified by the AOBPR.[4]

Board certification[edit]

To become board certified in proctology, candidates must have completed an AOA-approved residency in proctology and one year of practice as a licensed proctologist.[5] Additionally, candidates must have successfully completed the required oral and written examinations. Since 2004, board certified osteopathic proctologists must renew their certification every ten years to avoid expiration of their board certified status.[6][7] Physicians certified by the AOBPR are known as fellows of the American Osteopathic College of Proctology.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ayres, Ronald E.; 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 28 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Administration". American Osteopathic College of Proctology. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "AOA Specialty Certifying Boards". American Osteopathic Association. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Ayres, RE; Scheinthal, S; Gross, C; Bell, EC (April 2011). "Osteopathic specialty board certification.". The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 111 (4): 280–8. PMID 21562298. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Residencies (Training and Certification)". American Osteopathic College of Proctology. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Ramirez, AF; Bell, EC (March 2007). "Osteopathic specialty board certification.". The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 107 (3): 117–25. PMID 17485568. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Medical Boards: Osteopathic". Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 

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