Self-Assessment Exam (SAE)
We are very pleased that we can bring this educational tool to our members and annual meeting participants this fall. The EOA SAE is designed to help you assess your knowledge in comparison with other orthopaedic surgeons, no matter how many years in practice or your level of specialization. The results of your SAE should direct you toward areas of study that will lead to professional improvement.
CME Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, and The Eastern Orthopaedic Association. MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Designation Statement
MedChi designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The SAE is in compliance with the ABOS requirements and provides 10 SAE credits for your Maintenance of Certification (MOC). To receive your 10 SAE credits, you must take and submit the scored & recorded exam. After completing the exam online, you will receive feedback, the correct answers, commentary and references, as well as acknowledgement by email that you have completed the exam and your certificate. We hope that you will find the SAE informative and useful in furthering your educational knowledge.
2013 Self-Assessment Exam Order Form (available October 31, 2013)
Free for EOA members and Annual Meeting Attendees / $95 for non members
Please note: Submitting the order form will not provide instant access to the exam. Our administrator will set up your account and email your login access to you within two business days. If you are pre-ordering the exam, you will receive your account access via email when the exam opens. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our website manager, Lauren Murphy at email@example.com
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
All orthopaedic physicians who are diplomats of the ABOS must abide by the MOC (Maintenance of Certification) process in order to maintain their primary certificate in Orthopaedic Surgery.
We encourage you to go to the ABOS site to learn more about the requirements noted above – the MOC process needs to be fully understood. The first thing you need to do is register for MOC online at https://abos.org. Your name will be entered into the database so you are listed as an orthopaedic surgeon who is pursuing board certification and will allow you to track and monitor your progress.
1. NOW! – Register for MOC at https://abos.org/
2. Years 1-3 – Complete 120 Category 1 CME Credits, 20 of which are SAE credits
3. Years 4-6 – Complete 120 Category 1 CME Credits, 20 of which are SAE credits
4. Year 6 – Enter all CME/SAE credits into CME Summary Sheet at www.abos.org
MOC Computer Exam
5. Year 6 – By the end of the year, enter case list data for 3 months of surgical cases (limit 75 cases)
6. Years 7-9 – Apply to take MOC Computer Exam
7. Years 8-10 – Take the MOC Computer Exam
MOC Oral Exam
5. Year 7 – Apply to take MOC Oral Exam
6. Years 8-9 – Submit a 6-month case list of surgical cases
7. Years 9-10 – By May, candidates will receive 12 cases selected by the ABOS based on the submitted 6-month case list. Candidates will need to bring 10 of the cases and related materials for presentation in July.