2020 Summer Newsletter

ACOOG Calendar

2020 Advances in Women's Health

October 15-18, 2020
Virtual Conference

2021 Advances in Women's Health

October 21-24, 2021
Sheraton Grand Chicago
Chicago, IL


2022 Advances in Women's Health

September 22-25, 2022
Westin Irving & Irving Convention Center
Irving, TX


88th Annual Conference


April 11-16, 2021
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Bonita Springs, FL

89th Annual Conference

April 3-8, 2022

Grand Hyatt Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX

90th Annual Conference

March 26-31, 2023
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, CA



COVID-19 Updates

The AOBOG continues to monitor the ongoing spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with the health and well-being of the osteopathic physician community and the public as our top priority. The decision was made to postpone all Spring and Fall 2020 exams and meetings. The Written Exam will take place July 12- August 1 through Pearson VUE’s remote proctoring platform. The board is actively investigating options to reschedule the Oral and Subspecialty Exams (including a remote possibility) and will announce the rescheduled dates and exam format once available.

All physicians who are currently board eligible (or will become board eligible in 2020) were granted a one-year extension on their board eligibility as a result of COVID-19.

AOBOG Innovates OCC Component 3 | Cognitive Assessment

The AOBOG is pleased to announce the launch of its new, innovative platform for Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) Component 3 (Cognitive Assessment). Developed using components of adult learning theory, the longitudinal assessment model delivers content at fixed intervals providing diplomates with a flexible and recurring assessment experience. The platform is online, which makes it available anytime, anywhere. Diplomates receive topics relevant to their attested scope of practice (OB/GYN, OB only, or GYN only).

Primary OB/GYN diplomates with certificates expiring December 31, 2020 began the process earlier this year. Subspecialty diplomates with certificates expiring December 31, 2020, began this spring.

All diplomates holding certificates that expire in 2021-2025 will register to begin the new longitudinal assessment, the year before the expiration of their certificate and begin taking their questions during the year their certificate expires. With the new assessment, the traditional exam fee has been replaced with an annual OCC fee ($300/year for the first certificate, plus $150/year for each additional certificate). Annual OCC fees will be paid at the time of registration.

Visit the AOBOG website to find more information on longitudinal assessment at https://certification.osteopathic.org/obstetrics-gynecology/occ-overview/component-3/. The Physician Portal (physicianportal.osteopathic.org) is also a great resource for you to review your OCC requirements and progress.

AOBOG Adds Second Administration of Primary Written Exam

AOBOG now offers the Primary Written Exam twice per year – Spring and Fall. This change will provide residents and practicing physicians more opportunities to take the exam each year. The entire calendar of upcoming exams can be viewed on the AOBOG website at certification.osteopathic.org/obstetrics-gynecology/important-dates/

Become an AOBOG Examiner!

Be the Change | Set the Bar Join the AOBOG as an examiner and work with cutting edge physicians who are making a difference. For more information or to apply, please visit the Get Involved page on the AOBOG website (certification.osteopathic.org/obstetrics-gynecology/volunteers/) or email aobog@osteopathic.org.

2020 Exam Dates and Deadlines: 
Postponed- September 25-26, 2020 – Primary Oral Exam – Rosemont, IL (final deadline to apply is June 29, 2020 or when the cap on candidates has been reached) 
Postponed- September 25-26, 2020 – Subspecialty Certification Exams (initial subspecialty certification only) – Rosemont, IL (application closed)  
- November 9-14, 2020 – Primary Written Exam – both at Pearson VUE testing centers and through remote proctoring (final deadline to apply is October 25, 2020)

All examination applications are exclusively available on the AOBOG website. View the entire calendar of upcoming exams at certification.osteopathic.org/obstetrics-ynecology/important-dates/. Visit the AOBOG website for the most current information about certification, examinations, applications, and Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC).