Osteopathic Continuous Certification Overview

About Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC)

OCC embodies the principles of lifelong learning and continuous improvement designed for the benefit of the public and the profession. The goal of OCC is to continually set the standards of excellence in the field of Emergency Medicine by focusing on the six core competencies integral to quality medical care: medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal/communication skills, professionalism, practice based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice. These competencies were established by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the certifying organization for the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) and the other 17 osteopathic medical specialties.

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