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Certification in Otolaryngology Practice Management (COPM)
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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: IN 2018, ALL MEMBERS CAN APPLY AND TAKE THE EXAM AT NO CHARGE!

 

Mission Statement

The Certification in Otolaryngology Practice Management (COPM) defines the knowledge required to successfully manage today’s otolaryngology practice.

Vision Statement

The Certification in Otolaryngology Practice Management (COPM), sponsored by the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators, is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated mastery of core competencies specific to Otolaryngology Practice Management. The COPM Certification signifies success in a leadership role and the ability to manage a practice in the most professional and resourceful manner.

The COPM is designed for management professionals who work in an ENT practice.

 
Advisory Board

The COPM Advisory Board is the sole organizing body whose responsibility is to develop, implement and monitor the COPM program. The COPM Advisory Board is composed of leaders in the field who hold the COPM designation, and the board is approved by the AOA Executive Committee.

Advisory Board members

Chair: Joanne Gauthier, COPM
Deputy Chair: Danielle DeMaio-DeAngelis, COPM
Stacey Conant, COPM
Kristine McGriff, COPM
Robin Wagner, COPM

 

All COPM Designees

  

COPM RESOURCES

Benefits of Certification

  • Sustaining excellence in lifelong learning of otolaryngology practice management
  • Personal satisfaction
  • Demonstration of your commitment to your profession
  • Increased value to your patients, physicians and staff
  • Professional development that increases knowledge of all aspects of otolaryngology management
  • Formal recognition of your accomplishment
  • Authority to use the COPM designation

Steps to obtain Your COPM

  1. Complete and submit your online application. The $25 application fee is waived for members in 2018!
  2. Prepare for the Exam. We recommend:
  3. Register for the Exam. The exam fee is waived for members in 2018!
    • Go to the AOA Store to register and we'll contact you with the online code you'll need to take the exam - using your computer - at a time convenient for you.
  4. You're allotted four hours to take the 150-question exam. You must answer 106 questions correctly to pass. Good luck!

Feel free to contact us with inquiries.

12 Weeks to Success

Listed below is a suggested timeline to allow you to pace your review activities when studying for the COPM exam.

AOA launched a 12-week online study group on engagemENT.aoanow.org. Join us on engagemENT from March 5, 2018 - May 21, 2018 to prepare and pass the COPM exam.

  • Online discussion forum
  • Current COPMs discuss topics
  • Opportunities to ask questions
  • Suggested timeline for study
  • Connects fellow examinees and current COPMs
  • Sample test questions provided

Week

Cover Topics

engagemENT.aoanow.org

1

Intro & Study Tips

3/05/18

2

Basic ENT 

3/12/18

3

Finance: Part 1

3/19/18

4

Finance: Part 2

 3/26/18

5

Marketing

4/02/18

6

Operations: Part 1

4/09/18

7

Operations: Part 2

4/16/18

8

Operations: Part 3

4/23/18

9

Information & Technology

4/30/18

10

Human Resources: Part 1

5/07/18

11

Human Resources: Part 2

5/14/18

12

Final Review

5/21/18

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