Understanding ABOS Board Certification

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) is responsible for setting educational standards for orthopaedic residents as well as evaluating both the initial and continuing qualifications and competence of all orthopaedic surgeons. In this episode, ABOS Executive Medical Director David F. Martin, MD, FAAOS, discusses the evolving process of board-certification through the ABOS, its commitment to lifelong learning, and recent initiatives it has implemented to better connect with residents and their training programs.

Additional resources and information:

Contact the ABOS at https://www.abos.org/contact/

ABOS information for residents can be found here.

Part I Examination Blueprint can be found here.

ABOS Knowledge, Skills, and Behavior Program for orthopaedic resident education programs can be found here.

Maintenance of ABOS certification information can be found here.

ABOS certification verification for patients can be found here.

Austin Beason, MD, Chair, AAOS Resident Assembly

David F. Martin, MD, FAAOS, Executive Medical Director, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Wake Forest School of Medicine