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June 1, 2015

President's Message

Evolution of the Examination Process....and a Thank You for the Help!

One of the most important roles of the members of ABOS’s Board is the development and administration of certification examinations.  Over the past few years we have made significant changes to the Part II and the Recertification Oral Exam processes, specifically image digitization three years ago and the digitization of records last year.  

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Recording CME with the ABOS and changes to CME

The ABOS is working with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons to create changes in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process that should ease the burden of reporting CME and Self-Assessment Examination (SAE) activities. The AAOS and ABOS have a process that will transfer CME from an AAOS fellow’s portfolio to that surgeon’s dashboard on the ABOS website. The transfer is not done automatically and requires the AAOS fellow to open his/her portfolio and actively click on a button to make the transfer happen.

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Staff Spotlight: Patti Scalf, ABOS Administrator

Written by Aaron White, ABOS’s Chief Operating Officer

In the upcoming issues of The Diplomate we will spotlight the staff of the ABOS office, especially those staff members who work closely with our Part I /Part II candidates and our Diplomates. In my first 6 months working for the ABOS I have come to know the men and women who make up the ABOS staff and I am impressed by their dedication to the mission of the ABOS and to the service we provide to our constituents.  Currently the ABOS staff is composed of twelve individuals whose average tenure is twelve years, with four of those staff having worked for the ABOS for over 20 years each.

Click here for a list of ABOS deadlines and related orthopaedic organizations' annual meetings.
There are currently 747 candidates taking the 2015 Part II examination and 148 diplomates taking the 2015 Oral Recertification examination.
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