Osteopathic Medicine: FAQs
Q: What are the requirements to obtain an Osteopathic Physicians License?
- Graduate from an accredited medical school of osteopathic medicine and surgery.
- Complete one-year accredited internship program.
- Take board exam and pass with a score of 75%
- Submit completed application with required fees
- For more details click here.
Q: What is the fee for licensure?
- Application fee is $400
- Annual renewal fee is $200
Q: When does my license expire?
On July 1 of each year. Licenses must be renewed on or before July 1 of each year. Late fee is $100 for the first month and $200 thereafter.
Q: What are the continuing medical education requirements?
All licensees must complete 75 hours of continuing education every three years in required education, category I. These hours could be spread over the three-year period, or can be obtained in one year.
Q: What are the requirements to be an Osteopathic Physician’s Assistant?
- Graduate from a program approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or by an equivalent group that is affiliated with the American Osteopathic Association.
- Pass a certification exam of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or any similar examination developed to test the competency of physician assistants by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
Q: What can I do as an Osteopathic Physician Assistant?
Physician assistants may provide medical services delegated to him or her by the supervising physician when such services are within the physician assistant's skills. (Click HERE for details)
Q: Can a Medical Doctor supervise me or must it be a Doctor of Osteopathy?
It must be a Doctor of Osteopathy