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.

PGY 1
PGY 2-4
  • Use ABOS KSB Program for Surgical Skills and Professional Behavior Assessments
  • Follow Knowledge Assessments through OITE performance evaluations
  • Check ABOS Dashboard for ABOS KSB Progress and ABOS Rules and Procedures to ensure you are on track
  • Early Preparation Plan for ABOS Part I Examination is encouraged
PGY 5
Fellowship*
  • You may choose to take ABOS Part I examination before or after Fellowship
  • Candidates have 5 years after passing Part I, excluding time spent in fellowship of 6 months or greater, to pass ABOS Part II Oral Board Certification Examination
  • * Participation in fellowship is not required