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Core Curriculum
365-Day Study Plan
For residents & orthopaedic surgeons who want to stay current with their orthopaedic knowledge.
198 CME Credits & 20 SAE Credits
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  • NEW! CUSTOMIZE BY ROTATION. Now you can customize the sequential order of the specialty daily reading to match your rotation schedule or personal preference.
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  • A comprehensive Curriculum. Our annual daily study plan integrates the most essential topics, practice questions, scientific articles, and videos in a modern snackable-learning platform that guarantees you stay up-to-date and ready to crush the boards.
  • Powerful Diagnostic Tools. Use our Monthly Diagnostic Milestone Exams, with new questions, to identify your areas of weakness so you can focus where you actually should. Know where you stand amongst your peers, across all specialties, with PGY% Rank Scores.
  • Adaptive Learning Technology. Personalized and intelligent tracking tools profile your mastery, track your progress, and ensure you focus where you should. Our new adaptive calendar makes staying on track easy. Coming in August 2019, a new automated spaced-repetition bot will help you reinforce what you have learned.
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Track your progress on total Study Plan objectives
Track your mastery on daily learning objectives
Complete “Days” activities at your own pace if you choose
Track your mastery on individual learning activities
Study Plan Details



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 3 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.



Daily emails reviewing 610 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;
  • 610 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 Friday a quiz will be posted that contains 5 questions from the topics that were covered in that 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 PASS™ version. Results can be viewed by program directors if the resident has joined his or her institution's PASS™ private group (learn more below).

12-month access to PEAK

  • by registering for this study plan, you receive 12-month access to all of the premium content included in the PEAK premium subscription.
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Pricing & Purchase Information


Gives you access to:

  • daily study plan;
  • 20 specialty exams, 12 milestone exams and 52 weekly quizzes;
  • all premium content included in the Virtual Curriculum.

Total of 198 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™

CME Requirements:

  • complete daily study plans;
  • complete 6 mock exams;
  • complete 9 module 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).



  • Payment is made through PayPal and you automatically be redirected to your purchased product Orthobullets.
  • Your login credentials on PayPal may be different than your login credentials on Orthobullets.
    - Be sure to log in with your usual Orthobullets email after you made a purchase with any email on paypal.
    - Example, if you use your spouses (or other) PayPal account when you are redirected to Orthobullets and asked to login in, log in with your usual Orthobullets credentials (even though the email is different than PayPal).
  • You can confirm if your purchase was registered on Orthobullets by clicking "Purchased Products" in the user menu.
  • If you have any problems email us at info@orthobullets with your Paypal transaction ID.
+ 12-month PEAK Subscription
Study Plan
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+ 12-month PEAK Subscription
Study Plan + CME
162.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
20 ABOS-approved MOC SAE Credit
16% OFF

If I lost some past daily Study Plan emails is there a way to get the old daily study plans?

Yes. All past daily study plans can be found embedded in your Adaptive Calendar. Just select any day on the Adaptive Calendar to access the content for that day.


What if I am a member of the group but am still not getting daily emails in my inbox?

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 help resolve this issue.


How do I get to the Study Plan private group?

Click groups in the top menu, then click on Joined Group and select the logo for the group.


If I bought another Study Plan, can I get this one?

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.


What if my residency program has subscribed to PASS PRO and I am getting the Core Curriculum daily emails?

As a PASS subscriber you have access to this and all other study plans. Please send us an email if you are a PGY5 resident and would like to be switched from the Core Curriculum stud plan at info@orthobullets.com.

CME Details

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™.



$150 for Study Plan Alone
$385 with CME & SAE



1. Read Daily Study Plans;
2. Complete 9 Specialty Exams;
3. Complete 6 mock exams;
4. Complete Post-Course Survey.



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: June 22, 2019
Activity Expiration date: June 23, 2020



Practicing orthopaedic surgeons preparing for the Maintenance of Certification Exam (MOC) administered by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.



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.



198 hours total.



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

I heard today that our average OITE scores for the program are up from last year which is a big accomplishment. I attribute that to our OITE focus that we've had this year guided by the Orthobullets curriculum and the frequent testing. I am going to tell everyone that they really need to be following the Core Curriculum in the upcoming years to ensure the scores stay high and continue to improve.
US Chief Resident

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