- The Core Curriculum is designed to be an annual daily reading plan aimed at building and maintaining a core foundation of orthopaedic knowledge. Because only 2 topics are reviewed per day M-F, it is far less intensive than our ABOS and MOC preparatory courses. We recommend this study plan for:
- PGY1-PGY5 residents
- physicians preparing for the 2019 MOC who want to prepare in advance
- physicians who want to receive general orthopaedic CME and SAE by reading small amounts of information on a daily basis
- The Core Curriculum 365-Day Study Plan course consists of four components:
- Daily emails reviewing 520 orthopaedic topics
- by registering for the Core Curriculum 365-Day Study Plan you will automatically receive a daily email telling you what topics to review and what questions to do
- 520 orthopaedic topics covering trauma, spine, sports, pediatrics, adult recon, hand, foot & ankle, pathology, and basic science will be covered over 12 months
- a frequently-tested article will be included in the daily email
- Weekend Optional "Chapter" Reading
- weekends will be reserved to catch up or read additional resources. Therefore, orthobullets topics will not be sent out on Saturday and Sunday. Instead optional "chapter" reading that has been carefully selected by our team will be distributed. At this time Orthobullets cannot provide PDF files to all the "Chapter" reading. We are making efforts to provide as many of these PDF files as possible.
- Weekly Quizzes
- every monday a quiz will be posted that contains 5 questions from the topics that were covered in the prior week's reading
- Specialty Exams and Review Webinars
- after the topics from a specialty have been reviewed, a specialty exam will be posted. Members can take the specialty exam at any time.
- A review webinar will review the correct answers and high-yield learning points
- Monthly Milestone Mock Exams with Never-Been-Seen Questions
- each month a mock exam with 25 Never-Been-Seen Questions will be posted. An exam curve will be posted following a two-week test window.
- two versions of the mock exam will be released
- a Self-Study version
- individual exam results will remain confidential at all times
- a PASSTM version
- results can be viewed by program directors if the resident has joined his or her institution's PASSTM private group (learn more below)
- 12-month access to Virtual Curriculum Premium Content
- by registering for this study plan, you receive 12-month access to all of the premium content included in the PEAK.
Orthobullets and the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research & Education (FORE) are pleased to partner and offer CME for the MOC Daily Study Plans.
A maximum of 198 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
$80 for Study Plan Alone
$380 with CME & SAE
1. Read Daily Study Plans
2. Complete 9 Specialty Exams
3. Complete 6 mock exams
4. Complete Post-Course Survey
SAE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
1. Complete all 100 timed/scored/recorded questions from 2013 Milestone Mock Exam AB (earns 10 ABOS Approved SAE Credits)
2. Complete all 100 timed/scored/recorded questions from 2013 Milestone Mock Exam CD (earns 10 ABOS Approved SAE Credits)
Activity Release date: April 14th, 2014
Activity Expiration date: May 30, 2015
Target Audience: Practicing orthopaedic surgeons preparing for the Maintenance of Certification Exam (MOC) administered by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Course Description: This internet enduring activity is designed to prepare surgeons in practice for the General Clinical Maintenance of Certification Exam administered by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Through a review of 728 essential orthopaedic topics, specialty exams, and mock exams, the learner will be well prepared for the computerized format of the MOC.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of basic science, clinical presentation, evaluation, treatment options, and surgical techniques for core orthopaedic topics, including: Trauma, Spine, Sports Medicine, Pediatrics, Foot & Ankle, Hand, Pathology, Basic Science & Anatomy.
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 providership of FORE and Orthobullets. FORE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
FORE designates this Internet enduring activity for a maximum of 198 (AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Estimated time to complete activity: 198 total hours
Requirements for successful completion: Participants must receive a minimum of 70% on the activity post-test in order to receive their CME Certificate.
FORE (accredited CME provider) endorses the standards of the ACCME that requires everyone in a position to control the content of a CME activity to disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests that are related to the content of the CME activity. CME activities must be balanced, independent of commercial bias, and promote improvements or quality in healthcare. All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence accepted within the medical profession.
A conflict of interest is created when individuals in a position to control the content of CME have a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest which therefore may bias his/her opinion and teaching. This may include receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, stocks or other financial benefits.
FORE has identified, reviewed and resolved all conflicts of interest that speakers, authors, or planners disclose prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners. Disclosure of a relationship in not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation. Rather, disclosure is required so participants can make a fair and comprehensive evaluation of a presentation.
Relevant financial relationships exist between the following individuals and commercial interests.
Patrick McCulloch, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston
Nothing to Disclose
Eric Shirley, MD
Nemours Children's Clinic
Nothing to Disclose
Jan Szatkowski, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Rush Univ
Nothing to Disclose
Ben Taylor, MD
Orthopaedic Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Grant Medical Center
Mark Vitale, MD
Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists
Nothing to Disclose