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December 2016

President's Message

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) administers computer-based written examinations for both initial Certification and Recertification at the end of a Diplomate’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) cycle. Producing the final product of a scored examination requires a great deal of expertise, time, effort, and expense, and I thought it would be useful to provide an overview of the process of creating a psychometrically valid multiple-choice examination. Read more...

Executive Medical Director's Report

At the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), we are always looking at new ways to communicate with our Diplomates, and we think we have found an effective tool: the Webinar. Earlier this month, more than 150 people participated in a Webinar that was hosted by the ABOS. The subject matter covered important information about the 2018 Recertification Examinations. In addition, many questions were submitted and answered. Read more...

Understanding CMEs and SAEs

What’s the difference between CME and SAE? How many of each do you need to participate in Maintenance of Certification? How many of each do you need to become recertified? The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery has created a video that answers these questions, and other similar ones that can be found on the CME/SAE section of ABOS' website. Read more...

Holiday Schedule
The ABOS will be closed December 22-26 and December 29-January 1.
Exam Data
Ninety-nine Diplomates passed the initial Surgery of the Hand Subspecialty Examination in 2016 (96% of those who took the examination), more than any other year in the last decade!
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