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ABOS Update

  1. 1. Council of OrthopaedicCouncil of Orthopaedic Residency DirectorsResidency Directors Inaugural MeetingInaugural Meeting Friday June 12th , 2009
  2. 2. Residency Program Directors Update For CORD, 2009
  3. 3. R1 Requirements Passing Rate for Part I
  4. 4. R1 Requirements Should be under the direction of the Orthopaedic Residency Director 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, Anesthesiology/ Pain Months are 4 weeks or calendar month!
  5. 5. Transfers from non-orthipaedic R1 programs
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. No- This R1 did not perform SICU at Big State U, this needs to be addressed in a plan by the Big Blue Program Director.
  9. 9. 75% over a 5 year time Not reviewed annually but at each RRC review
  10. 10. Each Program Director gets a summary of how their residents performed in the 18 Content Domains. This is to help with the teaching curriculum.
  11. 11. This is the resident’s responsibility, have each R5 createan account online at abos.org – October 1.
  12. 12. Deadline for online application December 15, late deadline January 8. There are no exceptions to the deadline!
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 1st Time US Residents ~ 92% passing rate, those who miss the deadline or who skip the exam ~ 90% passing on the first examination.
  15. 15. Summary 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.
  16. 16. The End