By J. Lawrence Marsh, MD
“The times, they are a-changin’”
In 1963, the AAOS administered the first annual Orthopaedic In-Training Examination (OITE) to evaluate orthopaedic residents and residency programs. That year, 1,118 residents from 171 training centers took the exam, which consisted of 150 multiple-choice questions. Not only was the AAOS the only medical specialty society to begin producing an annual examination for residents, the exam was a first in medical education.