AAOS Now, April 2018
ABOS Unveils New MOC Path
In January 2019, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) will launch a new Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part III option to demonstrate evidence of cognitive expertise. The action is a positive development for those who don’t relish the prospect of taking a computer-based or oral examination every 10 years to recertify.
The Importance of Mentorship: Inspiration and Support
Ten years ago, I did not know the name Ruth Jackson or the society named after her. I was also unfamiliar with Jacquelin Perry and The Perry Initiative. Somehow, I found my way to orthopaedic surgery without a female mentor, albeit through a circuitous route. I spent my years of training, both residency and fellowship, working with fewer than 10 female orthopaedists—seven residents and two faculty members. I made it, though, so what’s the big deal?