About the Basic Review Course
The AOCOPM CME Conferences offer didactics designed to provide the most up-to-date information for doctors who practice in occupational & environmental medicine, public health & general preventive medicine, and aerospace medicine. In addition, the College sponsors a Basic Course in occupational & environmental medicine designed to provide a basic understanding and expertise in the areas of occupational & environmental medicine while preparing participants to take a written examination qualifying for an AOA-approved, Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ).
The Course is presented in three (3) parts, which do not need to be taken in sequence. For the convenience of the faculty and participants, one part is provided at each of the two (2) conferences presented by the AOCOPM each year (usually in April and October). Each part is a full day didactic program, requires separate registration to the AOCOPM, and provides seven to nine (7-9) 1-A CME credits (Attendance at the AOCOPM conferences in the spring and fall will provide a total of approximately 50 AOA Category 1 CME credits each year).
For more information on the Basic Course or College membership, please contact our Executive Director, Jeffrey Le Boeuf MHA, MBA, CAE, at 800.558.8686 or email: Jeffrey@aocopm.org or visit www.aocopm.org for further information regarding future conferences.
About the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Occupational Medicine
The Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Occupational & Environmental Medicine represents credentialing in the field of medicine. The CAQ is approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) through established criteria and a written exam administered by the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine (AOBPM).
CAQ & Certification
For more information and eligibility requirements for a CAQ or full board certification, please refer to the AOA Membership Directory & Yearbook. You may also contact the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine:
Michael Shelden DO, MPH, FAOCOPM
American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine
142 East Ontario Street, Flr 4
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone 800-621-1773, Ext 8229 - Fax 312-202-8224
Web page: http://www.aobpm.org
To prepare for the CAQ examination, it is recommended that in addition to completing a Basic Course in Occupational Medicine, the applicant contact the AOBPM for a list of study materials.