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According to the ABOS exam blueprint, the written exam covers the following topics:
The ABOS General Recertification Exam is comprised of 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQ). Candidates are allowed three hours of writing time to complete the exam. The questions consist predominantly of general, clinical material that all orthopedic surgeons should know, regardless of their specialty. The Pass Rate for the 2016 ABOS General Recertification exam was 98%.
The AOBOS OCC exam content is taken from the same pool of course questions as the Part 1 - Written Exam portion of the General Orthopedic Surgery Certification Exam. However, questions are more oriented toward the clinical practice of Orthopedics, with very few basic science and tumor questions.
According to the AOBOS OCC Exam Specifications, the exam covers the following topics:
The AOBOS OCC Exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQ) and lasts three hours divided into two 50-item sections, plus an optional tutorial, and two optional breaks.
We suggest reading the Current Concepts and Instructional Course Lectures sections of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Orthopedic Knowledge Updates since this is where the content of the questions are mainly taken from and then answer practice questions from the BoardVitals Orthopedic Surgery MOC Question Bank.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Wake Forest University
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