112 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits
20 ABOS Approved SAE Credits



Enroll by December 1, 2018 to complete Study Plan by March 1, 2019 (first day of MOC exam window)

We recommend completing the plan 2 weeks before your scheduled exam.

  • A comprehensive 89-day reading curriculum covering 335 General Orthopaedic topics & daily key scientific articles.

  • 27 practice exams to diagnose your weaknesses, reinforce your learning, and improve your testing performance.

  • Access to 1,000 premium questions in our Qbank, including AAOS SAE Questions from 2006 to 2013.

  • Online Review Webinars by expert faculty reviewing key concepts and questions.

  • Track your progress, highlight, and take personal notes with PEAK.

Study Plan Alone (without CME)
 Study Plan + CME



  • The 2018 MOC General 89-Day Study Plan is designed to prepare US Physicians for the ABOS General Clinical Maintenance of Certification Exam

  • Daily Study Plan emails will be sent starting the day after you enroll
    • Enroll by April 1, 2019 to complete the Study Plan before the testing window opens on August 1, 2019 for the ABOS MOC General Clinical Exam. The exam will be available through July 31st.
    • All the daily study plans are posted in the Study Plan "classroom", allowing you to complete the Study Plan on your own schedule
      • Access the Study Plan classroom by going to the Groups page and clicking the Study Plan logo
    • You may complete the Study Plan and take the exams at any time until July 31, 2019

  • The MOC General 89-Day Study Plan consists of three components:

    • Daily Study Plans reviewing 335 Core Orthopaedic Topics
      • The 2018 MOC General 89-Day Study Plan delivers daily emails telling you exactly what topics to review and what questions to do
      • We have carefully selected 335 core orthopaedic topics covering trauma, spine, sports, pediatrics, adult recon, hand, foot + ankle, pathology, and basic science to prepare you for the MOC General Clinical Exam
      • Frequently-tested articles, often with a free full text PDF, are included in the daily study plans

    • 18 Specialty Exams
      • After each unit take a set of 2 Specialty Exams (25 questions) testing that material, reinforcing your knowledge

    • 9 Mock Exams 
      • 6 recommended Milestone Mock Exams (25 questions)
      • 2 Self-Assessment Exams (100 questions)
      • 1 General MOC Mock Exam
        • ABOS MOC General Exam = 4 hours / ~200 questions (~72 sec/q)
        • General MOC Mock Exam = 2 hours / 100 questions (72 sec/q)

  • CME Tracker
    • Our CME Tracker will help you navigate the Study Plan, ensuring that you complete all the course requirements





  • Watch 16 Core Review Webinars by expert faculty that review key questions and concepts from highly tested topics. More coming in 2017 & 2018.

ASES Shoulder & Elbow Core Curriculum Webinars

Module #5
William N. Levine, MD
NYP/Columbia University Orthopedic Surgery
Anthony Romeo, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Status: Posted Online | Subscription only
Link to Video

ASES Shoulder &u Elbow Core Curriculum Webinars

Module #6
Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD 
Mayo Clinic
Mark S. Cohen, M.D.  
Rush University
Status: Posted Online | Subscription only
Link to Video 

ASES Shoulder & Elbow Core Curriculum Webinars

Module #3
Christopher S. Ahmad, MD
Columbia University
Status: Posted Online | Subscription only
Link to Video  


AAHKS Adult Reconstruction Webinar Series

Module #5
Daniel Berry, MD
Mayo Clinic
Wayne G. Paprosky, MD
Rush University Medical Center
William Barrett, MD
Proliance Orthopaedic Associates, Renton, WA
Status: Posted Online | Subscription only
Link to Video 



  • Use PEAK to track your progress and learn more efficiently by focusing on the most important material and decreasing redundancy.

  • Engage with content more effectively with Personal Notes & Highlights.



  • Study Plan + CME: $274
    • Gives you access to  
      • daily study plan
      • 27 mock exams
      • all premium content included in the Virtual Curriculum
    • Total of 112 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits
      • CME Requirements: 
        • complete daily study plans (spending on a total of 46.75 hours reading topic)
        • complete 18 mock exams (spending on a total of 6.25 hours taking and reviewing mock exams)
        • complete 9 module exams (spending on a total of 10.0 hours taking and reviewing exams)
        • complete Post-Course CME Survey
    • Including 20 ABOS approved MOC SAE Credits
      • MOC SAE Requirements:
        • complete all 100 scored/recorded questions on each General Self-Assessment Exam (each worth 10 MOC SAE Credits)
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    • If you have any problems email us at info@orthobullets with your Paypal transaction ID.

Study Plan Alone (without CME)

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Q & A
  • Q: If I lost some past daily Study Plan emails is there a way to get the old daily study plans?
    • Answer: Yes. All past daily study plans can be found in the Study Plan private group. Scroll down to the "Comments" section where you will see the past daily study plans.

  • Q: What if I am a member of the group but am still not getting daily emails in my inbox?
    • Answer: Check your spam folder and promotions folder on your email. 
      • Because Orthobullets sends high volumes of email, our email is sometimes filtered into spam folders or promotions folders. Be sure to look there for our emails. If that is the case, mark us as "not spam" and add info@orthobullets.com to your contact list to avoid this in the future. If you are still not getting emails, send us a message at info@othobullets.com and we will figure it out.

  • Q: How do I get to the Study Plan private group?
    • Answer: Click groups in the top menu, then click on the logo for the group.

  • Q: If I bought another Study Plan, can I get this one?
    • Answer: Our Study Plans work on a 12-month premium content model. Thus, you have access to all of our Study Plans during your 12-month subscription.
    • If you have purchased another Study Plan, and would like to be added to this one send us a message at info@orthobullets.com.
    • Note - if you only have 4 months remained on your 12-month subscription, you will only be able to obtain the first 4 months of this study plan. 

  • Q: What if my residency program has subscribed to PASS PRO and I am getting the Core Curriculum daily emails?
    • Answer: You already have access to this plan. Please send us an email if you are a PGY5 resident and would like to be switched from the Core Curriculum to the 160-Day Study Plan at info@orthobullets.com.

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CME Information

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 112 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

$274 with CME & SAE

CME Course Requirements:
1. Complete Daily Study Plans (spending on average 1 hr 12 min/day)
2. Take 2014AB and 2014CD Self-Assessment Exams and score a minimum of 20%
3. Complete 6 of the remaining exams
4. Complete Post-Course CME Survey

SAE Course Requirements:
1. Complete all 100 scored/recorded questions from 2014AB Self-Assessment Exam (earns 10 ABOS Approved SAE Credits) and score at least 20%
2. Complete all 100 scored/recorded questions from 2014CD Self-Assessment Exam (earns 10 ABOS Approved SAE Credits) and score at least 20%

Activity Release date: October 1, 2015
Activity Expiration date: December 31, 2019
COURSE DEADLINE: You must complete all course activity and obtain certificate before 
December 31st, 2019

Target Audience: 
Practicing orthopaedic surgeons preparing for the 2018 MOC General 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 335 essential orthopaedic topics, recent academic literature, and a rigorous mock examination schedule, the learner will be well prepared for the tested content and computerized format of the MOC.

Course Objective: 
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.

ACCME Accreditation Statement: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) and Lineage Medical, LLC. FORE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: 
Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education designates this internet activity for a maximum of 112 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Estimated time to complete activity: 112 hours total.

Faculty Disclosures
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

Mark Miller, MD
S. Ward Casscells Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Univ of Virginia
Nothing to Disclose

Patrick O'Donnell, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Univ of Kentucky
Nothing to Disclose

Joseph Park, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Univ of Virginia
Nothing to Disclose

Eric Shirley, MD
Nemours Children's Clinic
Nothing to Disclose

Brian Su, MD
Director of Spine Surgery, Marin Spine and Brain Institute, Marin General Hospital
Nothing to Disclose


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