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AOA House of Delegates passed House Resolution 232

July 29, 2019 11:01 AM | Judy Pfeiffer (Administrator)

AOAAM is pleased to announce that on Saturday, July 27, 2019, the AOA House of Delegates passed House Resolution 232. This resolution allows osteopathic physicians who completed an AOA approved fellowship in addiction medicine to take a primary certifying exam in addiction medicine, and also creates a practice pathway for qualified DOs to take a primary certifying exam in addiction medicine. It is the intent of the AOA that any DO with an active primary AOA board certification in any specialty will be able to seek certification through this pathway.

Thanks to our AOAAM Delegate Margi Kotz, DO, alternate Delegate Steve Wyatt, DO, past presidents, and Executive Director Nina Vidmer, who have been working tirelessly for years on getting the CAQ reinstated.

Julie Kmiec, DO
AOAAM President


  • July 29, 2019 11:36 AM | Anonymous
    Wonderful news!!! Great job by all. Appreciate your hard work
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    • July 29, 2019 3:23 PM | Anonymous
      Will this practice pathway be open to DOs who finished an ACGME residency?
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  • July 30, 2019 2:39 PM | Anonymous
    When will you publish the clinical pathway criteria and set examination dates, etc?
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    • August 07, 2019 1:54 PM | Anonymous
      I am wondering the same thing. Also, will you be administering the exam or would we be taking the abpm exam? thank you
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  • August 14, 2019 9:58 AM | Joseph Py
    Many thanks to Drs. Kotz and Wyatt. I greatly appreciate their work.
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  • August 20, 2019 10:58 AM | Uncertified Addiction DO
    Three years overdue. Being unable to get certified has cost me several promotions and job opportunities.
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  • August 23, 2019 6:21 AM | Anonymous
    Have been member of AOCA for 28 years and practice of Interventional Pain Medicine. (current active practice) Would appreciate details of proposed pathway to become certified (CAQ) in Addiction Medicine. Current hold AOA Board Certification in Anesthesiology with CAQ Pain Management. Thank you for the hard work.
    Ashley M.Classen, DO, FAOCA
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