Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon: Why it Matters to You

abos_logoOur team of orthopedic surgeons are Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. This Board Certification is a voluntary process that goes above and beyond licensing 
requirements – it is a commitment to continually expand knowledge in their medical specialty.

Why Does it Matter?

When you or your family member is in need of health care or medical treatment, you want to be under the care of a highly qualified doctor dedicated to providing outstanding care. When you choose a doctor who is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, you can be confident that they meet nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality care in orthopedics. Board Certification goes above and beyond basic medical licensure.

Certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery means that the orthopaedic surgeon has met the specified educational, evaluation, and examination requirements of the Board.

How Does a Doctor Become Board Certified?

Before a doctor can become Board Certified, they must complete:

  • Four years of premedical education in a college or university
  • A course of study leading to an MD or DO degree from a qualified medical school
  • Three to five years of full-time experience in an accredited residency training program

Then Board Certification is earned by passing a written and an oral examination. The certification requires a career-long learning and assessment process. To maintain Board Certification, our doctors must actively keep pace with the latest advances in his or her specialty and demonstrate best practices for patient safety, communications and ethics.

What is the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery?

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. was founded in 1934 as a private, voluntary, nonprofit, independent organization to serve the best interests of the public and the medical profession. The ABOS establishes standards for the education of orthopaedic surgeons. These standards are evaluated by the ABOS through examinations and practice evaluations.

Those that have met the educational and organizational requirements necessary for certification through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery are distinguished orthopaedic surgeons who are active in patient care, education and research.

By taking the time and effort required to become Board Certified, our physicians clearly demonstrate their commitment to providing the highest quality care. You can rest assured that you and your loved ones are in good hands at HROSM!

2017-10-09T11:26:12+00:00January 14th, 2016|Blog, Orthopaedic|