In this ongoing feature, AAOS Now explores common misconceptions about the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery’s (ABOS) Maintenance of Certification® (MOC) process.

MYTH: MOC is solely an initiative of the ABOS.

FACT: Not true, according to Shepard R. Hurwitz, MD, ABOS executive director. The ABOS instituted MOC as a response to a mandate from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), of which the ABOS is a member.

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