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March 2015

President's Message

Welcome to our monthly electronic newsletter, to replace the twice a year paper version from the past.  Our hope is to improve communication with all diplomates and candidates for certification through this electronic newsletters and other forms of communication.

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This year marks the 5th anniversary of the ABOS transition from recertification to Maintenance of Certification. For the most part the MOC process has been crafted by the Board of Directors of ABOS for orthopaedic surgeons with significant input from a joint MOC Task Force with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Initial feedback from diplomates going through the process of MOC was a mix of negative feelings and confusion. Current feedback is mostly inquisitive on how to complete the process and pass the recertifying exam.

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The ABOS MOC Program is focused on assessing the surgical knowledge, skill set and professionalism of ABOS diplomates on behalf patients, families and communities.  The ABOS also supports our diplomates’ commitment to professional self-regulation and improvement of outcomes for patients.  The ABOS recognizes and respects the uniqueness of an individual surgeon’s practice and the effort and expense that are required in order to participate in MOC.  

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Click here for a list of ABOS deadlines and related orthopaedic organizations' annual meetings.
There are currrently 860 candidates signed up for the 2015 Part I examination.
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