Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Beginning in 2015, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) recognized registry involvement by surgeons counting as credit towards their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. We have submitted an application to be considered, and will keep you informed if our Registry counts toward a surgeon’s MOC credit.

ABOS is the certifying board that sets the standards for ensuring that orthopaedic surgeons stay current in their profession. The ABOS MOC Program is focused on assessing the surgical knowledge, skill set, and professionalism of ABOS physicians on behalf of patients, families, and communities. In order to meet the goal of improving the relevance of MOC while minimizing burden, a wide menu of existing educational and improvement activities have been recognized by the ABOS and will remain an important part of this process.

What is MOC?

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is the process through which surgeons of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) can maintain their primary certificate in orthopaedic surgery. The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), of which the ABOS is one of 24 medical specialty certifying boards, has developed the MOC process as a robust continuous professional development program. The ABOS has created a MOC program that is specific for orthopaedic surgeons who are initially ABOS certified. More information about ABOS’ MOC Program can be found here.