Physician Resources

Osteopathic Agencies

American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO)
3500 DePauw Boulevard, Suite 1100, Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 879-1881
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
5550 Friendship Boulevard, Suite 310, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7201
(301) 968-4100
American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
142 East Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611-2864
(312) 202-8000, (800) 621-1773
1090 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 510, Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 414-0140. (800) 962-9008
Advocates to the American Osteopathic Association (AAOA)
142 East Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611-2864
(312) 202-8190


SC Licensure Requirements

The South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners protects the public and fulfill two major functions: (1) licensing physicians (M.D. and D.O.), physician assistants, respiratory care practitioners, registered cardiovascular invasive specialists, acupuncturists, auricular therapists, and auricular detoxification specialists; and (2) investigating and disciplining licensees found to be engaged in misconduct as defined in the professions' respective practice acts. This includes illegal, unethical or incompetent conduct.

The Board office can assist you with examination information and materials, continuing education requirementslicensure applications and renewals, board information, laws and policies, and more.

AOA CME Guide for Physicians 

Effective January 1, 2013, all American Osteopathic Association (AOA) specialty certifying boards implemented a continuous certification process for osteopathic physicians, called “Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC).” This “AOA CME Guide for Osteopathic Physicians” is intended to outline the requirements for OCC Component 2: Lifelong Learning/Continuing Medical Education (CME), and the activities that may serve to meet those requirements. These requirements are required of all physicians who hold osteopathic board certification through the AOA and its 18 specialty certifying boards (also known as diplomates).

Online Education / CME

The DO CME Education Center is a premier source of on-demand programs, webinars, and live educational opportunities addressing a broad spectrum of topics covering practice management, healthcare regulation and relevant clinical issues. The Center is a collaboration with osteopathic state societies through the Association of Osteopathic State Executive Directors (AOSED).

 Practice Management

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) provides many valuable resources for physicians in practice, including HIPAA guidancebilling and coding informationICD-10 FAQs, a Medicare enrollment guide and advice for physicians who are startingselling or closing a practicePractice Management offers on-demand and live webinars for every aspect of your practice.