Approval of ACGME Training
To seek approval of non-osteopathic residency training, you must register with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and formally request consideration for training approval. Applicants for ACGME training approval register with the AOA, but are evaluated for training approval by the ACOS RESC. The first step in seeking AOA approval of non-osteopathic training is to contact the AOA Division of Postdoctoral Training, at (800) 621-1773, extension 8092, and request an application for registration and approval of ACGME residency training. The complete application must be submitted directly to the AOA. The AOA will process the application and submit it to the ACOS Residency Evaluation and Standards Committee for consideration of training approval.
The application must include a written program description, statistical information reflecting one calendar year of scope, volume, and variety; the program director’s curriculum vitae; and a letter documenting acceptance/participation in the program.
Additionally, you will be required to submit an annual resident report for each year of training that is under consideration for approval. The annual resident report consists of the following:
- Scholarly Project;
- Program Director’s Evaluative Report of the Resident (submitted on the proper AOA form);
- Resident’s Evaluative Report for the Program Director; and,
- Segregated Totals (submitted on the proper AOA form)