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Please look at the new exam policy documents, which you will find under the Resources section of the site.

News About the Case Review Process

If you plan to sit for the upcoming case review process, please make note of some changes.  
You’ll find more details in Document 220.

NEW: Open management of fractures must include some type of internal or external fixation.

: Candidates currently certified in Foot surgery seeking only RRA certification are only required to log all RRA procedures performed January 1, 2009 or later (or when candidate first achieved Board Qualified status subsequent to January 1, 2009). (Previously, candidates had to continue logging foot procedures in addition to RRA).

CLARIFICATION: The candidate must be listed as the surgeon of record in the intraoperative anesthesia record (no co-surgeon). 

CHANGE: The ABFAS randomly selects up to 13 procedures from those logged in PLS.  (changed from 10)

NEW:  Policy for Potential Misrepresentation: Any incomplete, questionable, modified or falsified case materials submitted may be evaluated further by the ABFAS. The ABFAS may require that the candidate assist in the verification of submitted documents. The ABFAS reserves the right to pursue further investigation including, but not limited to, sending an ABFAS appointed representative to further review documentation. Failure to comply with the process and/or discovery of falsified records will result in disqualification of the candidate and such other action as ABFAS deems appropriate including revocation of Board Qualified status, disqualification for certification and forfeiture of fees paid.

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Exam registration for the Part II exams opens on November 3, 2015.
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Important Dates

  • Sep 14 In-training Exam Registration Closes
  • Oct 06 Part I Foot & RRA Surgery Exams (Fall) Registration Closes
  • Nov 03 Recertification Foot Surgery Registration Opens
  • Nov 03 Recertification & Self-assessment Exams Registration Opens
  • Nov 03 Part I RRA Surgery (Spring) Registration Opens
  • Nov 03 Part I & II Foot & RRA Surgery Exams (Spring) Registration Opens
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