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  • 112 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 20 ABOS approved MOC SAE Credits
  • 89 Daily Study Plans
  • 69 Spine Topics | 266 General Ortho Topics
  • 8 Specialty Exams | 10 Mock Exams
  • Watch Instructional Video

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 Please read payment instructions below BEFORE purchasing
NOTE: If you have purchased any other Study Plans in the last 12 months you have free access to this one.
Study Plan Schedule


Study Plan Details
  • The 2017 MOC Spine 89-Day Study Plan is designed to prepare US Physicians for the ABOS-administered Practice Profiled Recertification Examination in Surgery of the Spine

  • Daily Study Plan emails starting the day after you enroll
    • Enroll by December 10, 2016 to complete the Study Plan before March 6, 2017 for the ABOS MOC Spine Clinical Exam. The ABOS MOC exam will be available from March 01 though April 29
    • 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 December 31, 2018

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

    • Daily Study Plans reviewing 69 spine topics and 266 core general orthopaedic topics
      • The 2017 MOC Spine 89-Day Study Plan delivers daily study plans telling you exactly what topics to review and what questions to do
      • We have carefully selected 69 spine topics and 266 essential general orthopaedic topics to prepare you for the MOC
      • Frequently-tested articles, often with a free full text PDF, are included in the daily study plans

    • 8 Specialty Exams
      • After each unit take a Specialty Exam (50 questions) testing that material and reinforcing your knowledge

    • 10 Mock Exams 
      • 7 recommended Milestone Mock Exams (25 questions)
      • 2 Spine Self-Assessment Exams (100 questions)
      • 1 Spine MOC Mock Exam
        • ABOS MOC = 4 hours / ~200 questions (~72 sec/q) / 60% Spine
        • Our Spine MOC Mock Exam = 2 hours / 100 questions (72 sec/q) / 60% Spine

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

 Pricing Options
  • Study Plan + CME: $249 
    • Gives you access to  
      • daily study plan
      • 18 mock exams
      • all premium content included in the Virtual Curriculum
    • Total of 112 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits
      • CME Requirements: 
        • review daily study plans (spending on average 1 hour and 12 minutes a day)
        • complete both Spine Self-Assessment Exams
        • complete 6 of the remaining exams
        • complete Post-Course CME Survey
    • Including 20 ABOS approved MOC SAE Credits
      • MOC SAE Requirements:
        • complete all 100 scored/recorded questions on each Spine Self-Assessment Exam (each worth 10 MOC SAE Credits)
Payment Instructions
  • Payment is made on PayPal
  • Following payment you must click the yellow button to complete your registration and return to the Study Plan
  • To access the Study Plan classroom in the future go to Groups in the top menu and click the Study Plan logo


Study Plan + CME:



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

$249 with CME & SAE

CME Course Requirements
1. Complete Daily Study Plans (spending on average 1 hr 12 min/day)
2. Take both Spine 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 Spine A Self-Assessment Exam scoring at least 20% (earns 10 ABOS approved SAE Credits)
2. Complete all 100 scored/recorded questions from Spine B Self-Assessment Exam scoring at least 20% (earns 10 ABOS approved SAE Credits)

Activity Release date: October 1, 2015
Activity Expiration date: December 31, 2018
COURSE DEADLINE: You must complete all course activity and obtain certificate before 
December 31st, 2018

Target Audience:
Practicing orthopaedic surgeons preparing for the 2016 Practice Profiled Maintenance of Certification Exam (MOC) in Surgery of the Spine administered by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Course Description: 
This internet enduring activity is designed to prepare surgeons in practice for the Practice Profiled Maintenance of Certification Exam (MOC) in Surgery of the Spine administered by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Through a review of 69 spine topics and 266 essential general 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, and 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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