FAQ

General

Is the AOCR separate from the AOBR & AOA?
Yes. The AOCR, AOBR and AOA are all separate organizations. The AOCR office is located near Kirksville, Missouri and the AOBR & AOA are located in Chicago, Illinois.

Who should I contact for questions regarding my board certification requirements?
You should contact the AOBR at 312-202-8072 or aobr@osteopathic.org.

 

Membership

How do I join the AOCR?
Visit the “Join” page to select the appropriate member category. Our join process may be done completely online. Please note that all new member applicants will be asked to supply a current CV and photo with their membership application. These may be uploaded to the member application or emailed to info@aocr.org.

How do I renew my membership?
Renewals may be submitted by logging in to your member account and paying with a credit card, by calling the AOCR office and paying over the phone with a credit card or they may be mailed to the AOCR office (credit card or check accepted).

What can the AOCR do for me?
From building lifelong connections to our stimulating lecture presentations & conferences, you are sure to find your reason to make the AOCR your home for radiology. Check out the Top Reasons to Join!

 

CME

How do I register for an AOCR CME Conference?
Registration may be completed online, over the phone or by mailing a registration form & payment to the AOCR office. All registrants must provide basic contact information in order to receive payment receipts and course information. Information regarding upcoming CME Conferences may be found under the CME tab on the AOCR website at all times.

What types of CME does the AOCR offer?
The AOCR offers many avenues for physicians to obtain CME credit: 2 CME Conferences per year (various locations throughout the contiguous 48 states), live monthly CME webinars and via our online CME library. The AOCR is accredited by both the ACCME (AMA PRA Category 1) and the AOA (AOA Category 1-A & 1-B) to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

Can MD’s get CME credit from the AOCR?
Yes. All AOCR CME conferences and live CME webinars offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. The AOCR is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

How do I get a copy of my CME certificate?
All CME certificates that are earned with the AOCR are saved to your AOCR profile. Please note that you will need to be signed in to your AOCR user account in order to view your certificates.

Live CME
CME certificates earned at live conferences and on live monthly webinars may be found by going to www.aocr.org, hovering over the CME tab, CME Conferences, then clicking on Get Your CME Certificate.

Online CME
CME certificates earned using our online CME library may be found by going www.aocr.org, hovering over the CME tab, Online Learning, then clicking Get Your CME Certificate. Here you will click on the Completed tab-then, click Certificate under the corresponding activity.


What is the refund/cancellation policy for CME conferences?
30 Days Prior to Conference Start Date – Full Refund
29-7 Days Prior to Conference Start Date – Refund, less $100 cancellation fee or transfer full funds to either of the next two (2) AOCR Sponsored CME Conferences
Less Than 7 Days Prior to Conference Start Date – No Refund

What is the refund/cancellation policy for live CME webinars?


Cancellations – Notification of cancellation received prior to the beginning of a scheduled webinar will result in a full refund of the registration fee or transfer of funds to one of the next two (2) scheduled AOCR Sponsored live webinars.

No-Shows – Registrants who do not attend the corresponding live webinar are not eligible to receive a refund of their registration fee. This registration fee may be transferred to one of the next two (2) scheduled AOCR Sponsored live webinars of their choice. Written request, specifying the preferred webinar must be sent to info@aocr.org.


Does the AOCR offer SAM credits or CME that is considered SA-CME?
Yes, the AOCR offers SAM credits at all live CME conferences (amount of SAMs offered will vary per conference). Some live CME webinars also offer SAM credits. The AOCR also offers CME that is considered SA-CME. These CME activities are enduring materials that are offered in our online learning library. Please refer to specific CME activity details to confirm what is offered.

What is the difference between SAMs & SA-CME?
They are virtually the same thing. The term ‘SAM’ is typically used for live CME activities that have a self-assessment quiz component associated. ‘SA-CME’ is a term typically used for enduring material (online CME material that is available over a period of time) that has a self-assessment quiz component associated.

Are AOCR SAM credits accepted by the ABR?
Most AOCR SAM credits have been approved by the ABR. If the SAM is approved by the ABR, it will be stated in the description of the activity.

As an AOBR certified physician, do I need to report my AOCR CME credits to the AOA?
As an AOA CME Sponsor, the AOCR will submit credits earned on your behalf to the AOA. Credits are submitted to the AOA on a monthly basis.

Online CME

Do I have to be a member of the AOCR to access online CME?
No. However, you must set up a user account with the AOCR to access online CME. By setting up an account, the system will be able to auto-generate your CME certificate upon completion of your chosen CME activity.

How do I get a copy of my CME certificate?
CME certificates earned using our online CME library may be found by going www.aocr.org, hovering over the CME tab, Online Learning, then clicking Get Your CME Certificate. Here you will click on the Completed tab-then, click Certificate under the corresponding activity.

Who should I contact if I have any technical difficulties while using the online CME platform?
You may call the AOCR office at 800-258-AOCR (2627) or you may email erin@aocr.org for assistance with the online CME library.

Contact Us

119 East Second Street
Milan, MO 63556

1-800-258-AOCR (2627)

info@aocr.org