Get the Inside Scoop on MOC

Shepard R. Hurwitz, MD

By now, it’s no secret that the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has replaced recertification with Maintenance of Certification (MOC), an ongoing process of knowledge- and skills-based education focused on improving quality and patient care.

And yet, you may still have questions. You may not know how and why the MOC process came to be or may be unclear on what needs to be submitted when. That’s where I come in. As ABOS executive director, I plan to use this and subsequent columns to provide you with information about the value of MOC and give you helpful insights into how to navigate the process most effectively.

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