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February 2016

President's Message

There is an important change in ABOS leadership that I would like to tell you about.

ABOS Executive Director Dr. Shep Hurwitz has announced his retirement, effective at the end of this month. His eight years of service as Executive Director have been key in helping lead the organization through changes with certification, recertification, and maintenance of certification. He served on the ABOS Board of Directors for two years prior to becoming the Executive Director, and during this total time of 10 years he has shown dedicated leadership to the organization.


I was appointed Executive Director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2006, to succeed Dr. G. Paul DeRosa in 2008. At the time I was appointed there were two very important initiatives underway at ABOS: 1) transform board recertification to Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and 2) modernize the Part I and II certifying examinations to computer-based platforms. 


Kathy Clark

The fifth employee I will feature is one with whom most diplomates do not have a direct connection, but who is a vital part of the ABOS team.
Click here for a list of ABOS deadlines for you as well as for your colleagues who are not yet certified. In addition, there is a listing of related orthopaedic organizations' annual meetings.
There are currently 870 candidates from 150 programs who have applied for the 2016 Part I Examination. This is the first time in recent memory that all eligible residents have applied for the Part I Examination.
ABOS will be at the upcoming AAOS Annual Meeting in Orlando. Come talk to our examination coordinators and other staff in Academy Hall C on March 1-4 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and March 5 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. We can answer your questions about examinations, MOC, and much more.
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