American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

ABOS and ACGME Partner on a New Platform

Posted On: June 20, 2023

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Partner on a New Platform to Facilitate Case Log Entry and Real-Time Assessment

June 20, 2023 – CHAPEL HILL, NC and CHICAGO, IL – The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) are excited to announce their collaboration on a new platform in which orthopaedic surgery residents submit their surgical skills and professional behavior requests for the ABOS Knowledge, Skills & Behavior Program (ABOS KSB) and log cases in the ACGME’s Case Log System.

Following a successful collaborative pilot of the platform, orthopaedic surgery residents now have the opportunity to receive formative real time feedback while allowing easy access to logging surgical cases, saving their time. Orthopaedic surgery residents will log all their cases for the ACGME in the new ABOS app or web portal.

All surgical residents in ACGME-accredited programs must submit Case Logs for the ACGME. The ABOS is the first American Board of Medical Specialties board to offer a platform that integrates the entry of ABOS’s KSB Surgical Skills requirements with the ACGME’s Case Log System requirements.

“As much of medicine is moving towards competency-based medical education, the ABOS is a leader in the implementation of this important nationwide initiative,” said David F. Martin, MD, ABOS Executive Director. “We are appreciative of the partnership with the ACGME to make these programs more valuable for orthopaedic surgery residents.”

“This collaboration marks the ACGME’s initial foray into the use of cloud-based case log data, a key step in the migration of our Accreditation Data System into the cloud,” said ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP. “We look forward to similar opportunities to improve access to the most accurate data and appreciate the efforts of the ABOS to simplify and streamline processes for orthopaedic residents.”

Beginning this summer, orthopaedic surgery residency programs already participating in the ABOS KSB Program will start transitioning to the new ABOS KSB/ACGME Case Log combined system. Orthopaedic surgery residency programs not currently enrolled in the ABOS KSB Program will be able to join over the next two years utilizing the new integrated web portal and app. All ACGME-accredited orthopaedic surgery residency programs will be required by the ABOS to participate in its KSB Program starting July 1, 2025.

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. These interests are achieved through the ABOS by establishing standards for the education of orthopaedic surgeons. These standards are evaluated by the ABOS through examinations and practice evaluations.

The ACGME is a private, non-profit, professional organization responsible for the accreditation of 12,740 residency and fellowship programs and the approximately 871 institutions that sponsor these programs in the United States. Residency and fellowship programs educate approximately 153,843 resident and fellow physicians in 182 specialties and subspecialties. The ACGME’s Mission is to improve health care and population health by assessing and enhancing the quality of resident and fellow physicians’ education through advancements in accreditation and education.

For more information on the ABOS KSB program, visit For more information about the ACGME, visit


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