The AOCOPM includes the Division of: Aerospace & Hyperbaric Medicine, Occupational & Environmental Medicine and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine. The AOCOPM is an affiliate society of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) located in Chicago, IL.
The AOCOPM provides a number of benefits to its membership and others. The primary benefit is continuing medical education in the fields of practice represented by the various Divisions. The AOCOPM is approved by the AOA as a provider of Category 1-A CME credits. The College provides two major conferences each year: one in the spring and one in the fall. The fall conference is usually part of the AOA Annual Convention.
The AOCOPM provides a three-part basic course in occupational & environmental medicine which meets on the prerequisite requirements by the AOA for Certification of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. One part of the basic course is given at each of the two conferences held by the AOCOPM each year. They do not need to be taken in sequence. The purpose of a CAQ is to provide credentialing in the field of occupational/environmental medicine for those who practice in this field and are certified by the AOA in another primary specialty. For more information on the requirements, contact the AOBPM: E-mail: AOBPM@osteopathic.org
The AOCOPM also recognizes members who have contributed greatly to their profession and the College through Fellow and Faculty status. For more information and the requirements for both, contact our Executive Director, Jeffrey LeBoeuf MBA, MHA, CAE: Jeffrey@aocopm.org
There are a number of opportunities to get involved in the AOCOPM either by serving on a committee, as faculty to one of the conferences or basic course, or as a representative to the AOA or another organization.