American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Visiting Scholars

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has partnered with The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) on its Visiting Scholars Program. Junior faculty, residents/fellows, individuals holding advanced degrees in public health, health services research, and other relevant disciplines apply to participate in this exciting and dynamic, one-year, part-time program facilitating research projects related to Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification. In addition to the research project, scholars are exposed to the fields of professional assessment and education, health policy, and quality improvement and are offered the opportunity to develop leadership skills critical to their own professional growth and success.

More information about the program can be visiting the ABMS. Information on the 2020 application process will be posted here in early 2020.

In the video below, former Visiting Scholar Dr. Sandeep Mannava discusses the program.

ABMS-ABOS Visiting Scholars

2019-2020

Rachel Frank, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado (Denver, Colorado)

Project: Is there a Ceiling Effect in Virtual Reality Orthopaedic Surgical Simulators? A Prospective Clinical Trial

2018-2019

Amy Cizik, PhD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Project: Using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Practice Improvement in the Certification and Recertification of Orthopaedic Surgeons

2017-2018

Johnathan Bernard, MD, MPH, Attending, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, National Sports Medicine Institute, Ashburn, VA and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD

Project: The Role of Orthopaedic Surgery Milestones in Assessing Competency of Technical and Arthroscopic Skill of Residents; Development of a Cadaveric Surgical Model on Meniscal Injuries using Arthroscopic Video and Surgeon Point of View Recording

2016-2017

Sandeep Mannava, MD, PhD, Sports Medicine Fellow, Steadman-Philippon Research Institute, Vail, CO

Project: The Evolving Role of Simulation-based Surgery Training in Orthopaedic Surgery

2015-2016

Benjamin Wooster, MD, Duke University, Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Durham, NC

Project: Does Anatomic Knowledge Correlate with Surgical Competency? A Multi-center Study.

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