ABOS Residency to Retirement Roadmap

This infographic guides you through 3 stages of your orthopaedic surgery career.

Click on the next stage to see more details.

Below you will see links in the bullet points that will take you directly to the ABOS webpage related to that topic.

Board Certification
Optional Subspecialty in Surgery of the Hand or Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Pass Part I & Part II
  • Requires a 1 year ACGME-accredited fellowship in subspeciality
  • Apply and submit Application by February 1
  • Examination administered at testing center in August
Failure to Maintain ABOS Board Certification
  • Subject to ABOS Credentials Committee review and re-entry oral examination to regain certification
  • ABOS Board Certification may be subject to ABOS Credentials Committee review prior to expiration of any 10-year MOC period
  • Consider moving to ABOS Retired Status