The Value of AOCA
you maintain licensure, certification,and managing your practice:
AOCA members receive a
significant discount for the registration fees at each AOCA conference. Student and Resident members receive waived
registration fees with a letter from their respective program director.
The AOCA sponsors three
meetings per year, the Annual Conference, Winter Conference, and Midyear
Conference, offering Category 1-A credit, which satisfies AOA and AOCA CME
requirements of 150 hours over a three year period. These courses, for the benefit of the
membership, are offered in different geographic locations, at different times
throughout the year, and at reduced rates for AOCA members. The courses are so
designed to review topics that will keep the membership current academically,
politically, and in business management applicable to the practice of
anesthesiology. Further, a member can obtain the required CME credit through
the specialty college courses alone, or a combination of osteopathic and
allopathic courses. AOCA’s Winter
Conference serves as an educational review course designed to help those
entering certification and re-certification.
and networking opportunities providing advancement in the osteopathic
Opportunity for committee appointments
within the College, Representative/Liaison Appointments to the American
Osteopathic Association (AOA), American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology
(AOBA), and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).
Opportunity to become an
approved Anesthesiology Residency Program Inspector for AOA required
inspections by attending AOCA Program Director Workshops.
Opportunity to be awarded
the Degree of Fellow in the College (FACOA) for outstanding contribution in the
osteopathic profession and/or the College, with the opportunity to be appointed
to the Board of Governors of the AOCA.
AOCA Membership Directory
listing all members of the AOCA located throughout the United States of
America, distributed annually exclusively to members.
Maintaining the high standards advanced by the osteopathic medical profession:
Thirteen approved four year
osteopathic anesthesiology residency training programs following contemporary
Basic Standards for the purpose of providing advanced and concentrated training
practices and procedures to ensure resident’s performance and program
performance in the training of residents.
Pain Management and
Pediatric Fellowship opportunities.
A political voice in the
American Osteopathic Association.
Online accessibility 24/7 at www.aocaonline.org:
Schedule calendar for AOCA
Registration for all
meetings offered by AOCA.
Student, Resident, and
Active Membership Applications
Links to updates on federal
and state legislative and regulatory issues.
AOCA office support online
or by phone during office hours.