Orthopedic Surgery Recertification for Attendings

Orthopedic Surgery Board Review Question Bank

Trial
Free
Sign Up
One Month
$99
Pass Guaranteed
Buy Now
Optional $200 Add-On: Redeem CME/MOC Credits
Three Month
$229
Pass Guaranteed
Buy Now
Optional $200 Add-On: Redeem CME/MOC Credits
Six Month
$399
Pass Guaranteed
Buy Now
Optional $200 Add-On: Redeem CME/MOC Credits

gold key Key Board Review Features

info
images
books
clock

Orthopedic Surgery Board Review Topics Covered:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Basic Science
  • Hand
  • Lower Extremities
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spine
  • Upper Extremities

About the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certification Exam

As outlined by the ABOS content outline, the purpose of the examination is to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge of general orthopaedics, the basic science of orthopaedics, and a candidate’s ability to use this information for problem solving in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

What is tested on the ABOS Orthopedic Surgery Board Exam?

The ABOS Orthopedic Surgery Board Exam tests on the following:

  • Adult reconstruction (33%)
  • Basic orthopaedic knowledge, including tumors (30%)
  • Pediatrics including disease, trauma, and sports medicine (17%)
  • Rehabilitation (4%)
  • Trauma of the musculoskeletal system (16%)

How long is the ABOS Orthopedic Surgery Board Exam?

The ABOS Certification exam is offered once a year and lasts 9 hours, which includes 8 hours of testing time, 40 minutes of break time and 20 minutes for a tutorial. The number of questions on the examination varies from 310 to 320 multiple-choice. The ABOS exam is offered in computer-based format. The pass rate for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certification Exam in 2015 was 90%.

About the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery Certification Exam

What is tested on the AOBOS Orthopedic Surgery Board Exam?

The AOBOS Orthopedic Surgery Board Exam tests on the following:

  • Foot/Ankle (10%)
  • Hand/Upper Extremity (10%)
  • Joint (11%)
  • Pediatrics (9%)
  • Sports Medicine (11%)

  • Spine (9%)

  • Trauma (11%)

  • Tumor (4%)

  • Infection (5%)

  • Basic Science (12%)

How long is the AOBOS Board Exam?

The AOBOS Certification exam is offered once a year and lasts half a day. The examination is 250 questions and multiple-choice. The AOBOS exam is offered in computer-based format.

What are the AOBOS Board Exam Requirements?

As outlined by the AOBOS candidate handbook, applicants completing certification must have an unrestricted license to practice and have five (5) years of AOA approved training in orthopedic surgery. The applicant must also provide documentary evidence that he/she has performed a minimum of 200 major orthopedic procedures of his/her own responsibility over a period of at least 12 consecutive months.

Do I need to take an orthopedic surgery board review course?

Many orthopedists find value in the lectures and discussions offered in an orthopedic surgery board review course. However, the BoardVitals Orthopedic Surgery Question Bank is intended to provide both practice and assessment with board-style questions, as well as learning and remediation through detailed explanations. These evidence-based rationales cover not only the best answer, but also the incorrect answers to provide context for your learning.

Lead Editor, Orthopedic Surgery

Cynthia L. Emory, M.D.

Cynthia L. Emory, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Wake Forest University

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 54 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Further Orthopedic Surgery CME info found here.