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2024 Exam Window
June 15th - July 15th
Preparing for Board Exams? 

The GLOBE and our Milestone Diagnostic Exams are a feature of our PEAK Premium Subscription. The exam consists of 100 high-quality, newly-published, board-style questions, covering all orthopaedic subspecialties. The GLOBE has been carefully blueprinted to match board exams from around the world. The exam targets recent trending tested concepts identified on recent examinations such as the AAOS OITE and AAOS Self-Assessment Exams.
  • Get access to the newest & greatest orthopedic questions.
  • Diagnose your strengths and weaknesses so can learn more efficiently.
  • Stay ahead by benchmarking yourself against your peers with our PGY% Rank Score.

How Will The GLOBE Help You
While Orthobullets is not a big fan of long board examinations, they remain a reality in medical education. Therefore, we created the GLOBE as a benchmarking tool to help diagnose your strengths and weaknesses compared to residents around the world. The 100-question exam is a unique opportunity for you to build your examination endurance, a critical skill to perform well on medical board examinations. 
How We Generate The Curve
Our benchmark exam curve and PGY% Rank score are generated from first-time, timed exam takers from  ~220 US orthopaedic residency programs. Our proprietary data and methodology allow us to generate a PGY% Rank that is predictive and correlates with AAOS OITE PGY% Rank Scores.

How We Create Our Questions
The questions on the exam are not available in our free or premium Qbank to ensure an "even playing field" for all exam takers. To ensure the highest quality, all questions undergo a rigorous, multi-level peer review process by orthopaedic surgeons. Our exam questions are evaluated with algorithmic Item Response Theory (IRT) to ensure they are sensitive and specific for true medical knowledge. See our exam blueprint below to see how our exam compares to others around the world. 

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Exam Details
100 Questions | 2.5 Hours | Closed-Book

13% - Basic Science 

12% - Trauma

12% - Knee & Sports

11% - Pediatrics 

11% - Shoulder & Elbow

10% - Spine

10% - Recon

10% - Hand

5% - Foot & Ankle

5% - Pathology

1% - Approaches



Exam Instructions

  1. Once you begin the exam you will have 150 minutes to finish the exam (90 seconds/question). DO NOT CLICK THE LINK UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO BEGIN THE EXAM.

  2. You will NOT be able to "pause" the exam once it has begun. You will only have one chance to take the exam in test mode.

  3. Any unanswered question will be counted as incorrect. You may click the "Review Question" tab to review your answers and make changes.   

  4. Once you complete the exam, click "Submit Exam" and your answers will be processed. Once you submit your exam you will be unable to make any further changes to your answers.

  5. You need to have uninterrupted internet access to take the exam. Under no conditions will we reset the exam. You have one shot so make sure you have 150 uninterrupted minutes.





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