Should be under the direction of the Orthopaedic
6 Months of Core Surgery-
2 months General Surgery
4 months: Systemic Trauma, Vascular, Burns, SICU
3 Months ‘ Non orthopaedic elective’:
ED, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Peds Surgery, PM&R,
Rheumatology, MICU, CICU, MSK Radiology,
Months are 4 weeks or calendar month!
Call ABOS and write a plan outlining the corrections for
the R1 as soon as possible. Provide written corroboration of
what rotations were done. Make the changes early and
don’t argue with interpretations. Notify ACGME as well
about the changes.
Example- R1 at Bid State U
transfers to Big Blue U Residency
Big U Rotations:
3 months General Surgery
2 months Trauma Surgery
1 month Plastic/Hand Surgery
1 month ED
2 months Cardiothoracic and ICU
1 month Vascular Surgery
1 month Neurosurgery
1 month Ortho
No- This R1 did not perform SICU at Big State U, this
needs to be addressed in a plan by the Big Blue
75% over a 5 year time
Not reviewed annually but at each RRC review
Each Program Director gets a summary of how their
residents performed in the 18 Content Domains. This
is to help with the teaching curriculum.
This is the resident’s responsibility, have each R5
createan account online at abos.org – October 1.
Deadline for online application December 15, late
deadline January 8. There are no exceptions to the
Program Directors receive 2 written notices- one with
the summary of results from prior year part I and
second early November, reminding them to have R5
residents make their applications.
Time US Residents ~ 92% passing rate, those who
miss the deadline or who skip the exam ~ 90% passing
on the first examination.
Concerns About R1 Requirements- Call ABOS
Speak with me
Write a letter to start a paper trail
Propose a correction plan
Passing Rate for part I- should be > 75%
Have Your residents go online to create an ID and
password, make the deadline for the application a
goal of your instructions.