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April 2015

President's Message

This past month the ABOS has begun to implement a new communication plan for our organization. This plan is focused on providing more frequent, yet concise and to the point, electronic communications to assist ABOS diplomates with their practices and provide information important for certification.  Some of these emails will be reminders about upcoming deadlines while others, like this one, contain articles from our team about the ABOS or the orthopaedic field in general.
 

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The recent AAOS meeting in Las Vegas seemed well attended, especially the ABOS booth that was staffed during the entire meeting. Mostly it appeared that AAOS fellows were curious about their status with MOC and some had genuine issues that needed attention. There is still a measure of confusion surrounding MOC and the various requirements and deadlines


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May 1, 2015 is the deadline for submission of all requirements for diplomates planning to take the recertification examination in 2016. Diplomates with certificates expiring December 31, 2016 must take the examination in 2016 to avoid a lapse in certification.

* Diplomates with certificates expiring in 2017 are eligible to take the examination one year earlier if all requirements have been met. 

* Diplomates with certificates that expire in 2018 are eligible to take the examination two years earlier if all requirements have been met.  

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Click here for a list of ABOS deadlines and meeting dates for orthopaedic organizations.
629 diplomates have finalized their applications for the 2016 MOC/recertification examination.  There are currently 1869 diplomates who are eligible for the 2016 MOC/recertification examination.  The application deadline for the 2016 MOC/recertification examination is May 1, 2015, with May 15th being the late deadline.
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