Content Focus

Our Objective

Orthobullets is a free orthopaedic education site designed to prepare orthopaedic surgeons for standardized exams, including the OITE and ABOS Part I. In addition, new features help the practicing orthopaedic surgeon communicate and consult with other orthopaedic surgeons. You can create colleague groups, share surgical cases, and create practice tests for yourself and residents. You have strict control over your privacy settings, and may remain completely anonymous or share your professional information with others.

Content Scope & Trusted Resources

Orthopaedic surgeons have access to a wide array of orthopaedic content. The goal of Orthobullets is not to be a comprehensive source of information on orthopaedic conditions, nor is it meant to be a surgical techniques guide. The goal of Orthobullets is to help young orthopaedic surgeons master the extensive basic knowledge that is required to perform well on orthopaedic standardized tests and practice as a generalist orthopaedic surgeon.

To achieve this we have establish strict definitions on what content is included on Orthobullets. As a general rule, if it is not testable, it is not on Orthobullets. Our content only includes "tested concepts" from trusted orthopaedic review resources and prior AAOS OITE and Self- Assessment examinations. The content is generated and quality checked through our OSPREY (read more) educational platform. The content is then integrated with an innovative learning technique, called VEQTR (read more) to create a unique educational tool.

A Flashcard-like System used to Augment Text-Based Resources

Orthobullets is different than a text-based resource in that it follows a bullet format. It is meant to be used as a flashcard system, where topics are reviewed briefly multiple times as opposed to being read carefully on an infrequent basis. Therefore, Orthobullets should be used to augment, and not replace, text-based resources that give a more comprehensive knowledge of a topic. We recommend Miller Review of Orthopaedics and the AAOS Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Series.