AOBNMM Preparedness - Focus: Oral Boards 09/15

Preparedness - Focus: Oral Boards

Merchandise Details: AOBNMM2021

AOBNMM Preparedness - Focus: Oral Boards

1.25 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated.

Registration Fees
Academy member - $35
Nonmember - $75

Event Times
Wed., Sept. 15 from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. EST

Event Location
Virtual webinar

Member Price: $75.00
Non-Member Price: $75.00

Maximum Capacity: 100
Maximum CME Credits: 1.25

When: 9/15/2021 @ 07:00 PM to 9/15/2021 @ 08:15 PM
Registration open from: 8/4/2021 to 9/15/2021

  Registration Closed  
Event Description

The initial American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (AOBNMM) board exam has three components: written, oral, and practical. By a significant margin, whenever a resident fails an initial attempt taking the board exam, it is due to failure of the oral portion. Per discussion with first time test takers, the oral portion is the least familiar format following their residency. Preparation for the oral portion tends to be less commonly available or performed than either the written or practical portions. Failure of board exams due to inadequate performance, or mastery of material is reasonable. Lack of familiarity with the format is not a reason people should fail a first exam as it does not measure mastery of the material. More exposure to the oral board format is needed for our residents.

At the conclusion of this workshop, the learner should be able: 

1. To access resources and rules for enrollment and preparation for AOBNMM board exam

2. To be familiar with general process and timing involved in AOBNMM oral exam

3. To facilitate a study practice within their own residencies to practice and learn from oral board exercises throughout the training years

Course Director(s)

Darren Grunwaldt, DO, graduated from MSUCOM in 2005 and from the AOA accredited FM/OMM integrated residency at what was then called Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2009. He continues to serve the greater MSU area through the Statewide Campus System coordinating didactics for NMM residency members there and giving occasional workshops for the other residencies involved with SCS.

Except for one year as a new attending in Mount Clemens, he worked as a resident, then faculty, then program director at Metro from 2005 up until 2021 when it closed its OMM residency and changed its name to University of Michigan Health – West.

Dr. Grunwaldt has remained active with the AAO, attending every annual convocation since his residency.  He has been active with the Post-graduate Training Committee which has been instrumental in putting together this Board Prep Series Workshop.


This course is hosted on the AAO's new Engagefully event app. Registered users will receive an email with instructions on how to access the app for the web or mobile device. Registered users will need access to both the Engagefully app and Zoom to view the course.