Chapel Hill, NC—The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has selected four orthopaedic surgery residents to participate in its new ABOS Resident Advisory Panel. More than 80 exceptional orthopaedic residents from across the country applied for two-year terms on the Panel.
The first group of orthopaedic residents to join the Panel consists of the following highly qualified individuals:
- Matthew Booth , MD, Washington University
- Erik Fritz, MD, University of Minnesota
- Alex Gu, MD, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
- Madeline Lyons, MD, Loyola University Medical Center
The ABOS Resident Advisory Panel will assist the ABOS by providing information which will be used to support orthopaedic residents across the country. They will work with the ABOS Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee and the ABOS Communications Task Force.
All applicants submitted an application, curriculum vitae (CV), personal statement, and a letter of recommendation from their residency program director. These were reviewed by members of the ABOS Board of Directors who serve on the ABOS GME Committee.
“Orthopaedic surgery residency education standards are an important part of the ABOS’s mission to protect the public,” said ABOS Executive Medical Director David F. Martin, MD. “We are excited to work with orthopaedic surgery residents as they help the Board in making decisions affecting residency education.”
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 ABOS Board of Directors consists of 20 practicing orthopaedic surgeons and one public member. More information can be found about the ABOS can be found at www.abos.org.