AOA Dual Program Facts
- The Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program is an American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) - approved program that has a total of 54 ACGME positions (18 per residency class).
- All residents who match into our Family Medicine Program are in ACGME positions/slots.
- All residents who graduate from our program are eligible and required to take American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Board Examination.
- Twelve of the ACGME Family Medicine slots have also been designated “AOA Dual Program Positions.”
- The AOA Dual designation process requires additional documentation and fees which qualify the AOA Dual Program Resident to also take the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) examination when all graduation requirements have been met.
The additional AOA requirements (beyond the ACGME residents) are as follows:
- Emergency Medicine: Two months of Emergency Medicine must be completed during Residency Training with one month completed during the first year of Residency.
- OMM Clinic Requirements: Residents must participate in the OMM Clinic and attend OMM Training sessions.
- AOA Scholarly Activity Requirements: Residents must participate and meet AOA requirements regarding scholarly and research activity
- ACOFP In-Service Training Exam (ITE): Residents must also take the ACOFP ITE annually.
- AOA National Conference Attendance Requirements: Residents must attend one AOA National Conference during their 3 years of residency training.
For questions about these or any other AOA-related issues, you may contact Marshall Walker, DO (Marshall_Walker@viachristi.org).