Continuing Medical Education
The mission of the Osteopathic Founders Foundation is to support osteopathic medical education, to enhance the public’s understanding of osteopathic medicine and to improve the health of the community through projects consistent with the osteopathic philosophy. As a part of that mission, the Board of Directors wishes to establish an enduring program of substantive, outcome oriented, continuing medical education opportunities and adopts the following mission statement to guide the conduct of its CME activities. The continuing medical education mission of the Osteopathic Founders Foundation is to continually improve patient care by providing timely, relevant, evidence based clinical knowledge to osteopathic physicians and other health care providers.
The Foundation was successful in becoming accredited as a category 1-A sponsor by the American Osteopathic Association Council on Continuing Medical Education in November 2008, and re-accredited in 2019 for five years. Programs are offered throughout the year, usually at no charge to osteopathic physicians.
We’d be pleased to receive your suggestions of topics that would be of particular interest to you and your colleagues. You may send those suggestions to Adrienne Kingsley at AKingsley@OsteopathicFounders.org.
The Oklahoma Osteopathic Medicine Act (OS 59 620-645) requires that as part of the osteopathic physician’s continuing medical education requirement one (1) hour every other year of the required sixteen (16) hours shall be devoted to the subject of the proper prescribing, dispensing, and administering of Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) as defined in Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1308 or Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes.
As a service to osteopathic physicians, the Osteopathic Founders Foundation will present programs each spring in Tulsa which will satisfy the requirements of the act. Although there is no charge to attend, advanced registration is requested.
Sign-in and completion of the attestation form will be required for credit to be reported to the AOA and the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners. These programs have been approved by the AOA Counsel on Continuing Medical Education for one (1) hour of AOA Category 1-A CME credit each.
The Osteopathic Founders Foundation is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. Below you will find a checklist which outlines the required documents to be submitted, a template for the practice gap analysis (PGA) and a link to the application. Additional information regarding partnering with the OFF to present CME events and the CME Sponsorship Application may be obtained from Adrienne Kingsley at AKingsley@OsteopathicFounders.org or (918) 551-7300.