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About Us

About Us 2017-04-07T20:39:50+00:00

About AOCOO-HNS

The American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AOCOO-HNS) is a national membership organization that promotes the interests of its members by improving the quality of training, education, and patient care. Incorporated in 1908, you can learn more about the history of AOCOO-HNS here.

AOCOO-HNS’ Objectives

  1. To improve the practice of ophthalmology and otolaryngology – head and neck surgery.
  1. To develop the application of osteopathic concepts in the fields of ophthalmology and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
  1. To study and promote such arts and sciences as may directly or indirectly improve the practice of ophthalmology and otolaryngology – head and neck surgery.
  1. To determine and prescribe a minimum standard for the training and qualifications for osteopathic ophthalmologists and otolaryngologists – head and neck surgeons.
  1. To provide instruction in the practice of ophthalmology and otolaryngology – head and neck surgery for such osteopathic physicians as are considered intellectually and temperamentally qualified to receive it.
  1. To maintain and promote the highest moral and ethical standards in the practice of ophthalmology and otolaryngology – head and neck surgery.
  1. To recognize outstanding accomplishments in the fields of ophthalmology and/or otolaryngology – head and neck surgery or outstanding service to this organization on the part of any member.
  1. To provide means of definitely determining the qualifications of those seeking certification in ophthalmology and/or otolaryngology – head and neck surgery to cooperate with the American Osteopathic Association and its Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists in certifying those found to be eligible by selecting and sponsoring the American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
  1. To establish an authority that will have definite and practical supervision over the practice of ophthalmology, otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, including bronchoesophagology, facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy, as it is related to ophthalmology and otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, in the osteopathic profession.
  1. To encourage the publication of books, annuals and selected articles of merit on ophthalmology and otolaryngology – head and neck surgery and to encourage speakers, films, meetings and other honorable movements or methods that will promote interest and information in these specialty fields