Meet the new ABOS President and learn about changes to the Scribe case list system.
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November 2016

President's Message

It is truly an honor to serve as President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). As the delivery of medical care in the U.S. evolves, the ABOS must continually adapt in order to meet its obligation to the public, the profession, and our diplomates.  Read more...

Executive Medical Director's Report

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has improved our complication collection system. As part of the application process for the ABOS Part II Examination and ABOS Recertification Examinations, all applicants are required to enter surgical cases in ABOS’s digital Scribe case list system. The information entered with each case includes any complications that may have occurred. Over the past year the ABOS Board of Directors has been working on a new classification system of complications. The system will not only improve the feedback that the ABOS can provide to applicants, but will also streamline the method that applicants utilize to enter complications into the Scribe case list system. Read more...

Staff Spotlight

In 2014, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery’s (ABOS) Board of Directors decided to add the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) to its executive staff. The COO position was added in order to better direct all ABOS operations and staff. Read more...

2018 ABOS Recertification Examination Application is Available

The 2018 ABOS Recertification Examination application is now available through your password protected portal at The application, fee, and case list are due by 4:00 pm ET on May 1, 2017. You also must submit and have approved 240 orthopaedic related Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, of which 40 must be Self-Assessment Examinations (SAE) credits or other ABOS approved practice improvement activities that qualify for SAE credit. Those activities can be accessed on the ABOS website. Read more...

ABOS Webinar on 2018 MOC Examination Application
Dr. David F. Martin, Executive Medical Director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), will be hosting a webinar about the 2018 ABOS Maintenance of Certification Examination Application on Tuesday, December 6, at 6 pm ET. Dr. Martin will give a brief overview of the application requirements and what’s new with the examination, followed by a question and answer session.

To register, click on this link: You will then receive an email explaining how to view the webinar.
Exam Data
Eighty-six percent of the 837 candidates who took the 2016 Part I examination passed.
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