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Congratulating Latest Alumni on ABOS Part I Exam Success

Sept. 7, 2023
Congratulations to Recent Graduates

The University of Arizona Department of Orthopaedic Surgery extends warm congratulations to recent graduates Dane Barton, MD; Megan Couso, MD; Peter Du, MD; and Trenton Winkel, MD for passing the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Examination Part I.

ABOS is responsible for certifying orthopedic surgeons to ensure the highest quality of orthopedic care in the United States. ABOS certification requires that orthopedic surgeons meet rigorous standards around providing specialized care for musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.

To maintain certification, surgeons must also engage in continuing education, so that "ABOS-certified" signals not only extensive past training but also knowledge of the latest advancements in the field.

The ABOS Part I Examination, evaluated on a pass/fail basis, is a critical step in the certification process. This comprehensive written exam assesses physicians’ foundational knowledge, covering topics from anatomy and physiology to the principles of surgical techniques and patient care.

The Part II Examination continues the strict assessment, appraising clinical competence and problem-solving through a series of oral case presentations and discussions.