A: You do not have to wait until you Board Eligibility has been approved to send in your application to sit for the Oral Examination. However, you must have your Board Eligibility approved before the oral examination is conducted.
A: Check the Calendar of Events section of the AOBOS website for the current schedule of AOBOS examinations.
A: No, at this time the AOBOS does not accept credit cards.
A: PI stands for Patient Initials and Case # is the Medical Record number the clinical examiners will use to tie cases they select for review to the cases presented at the time of the chart review.
A: Any mortality occurring within 30 days of surgery during your surgical log reporting period must be reported.
A: No, it is imperative that the medical record reflects the active participation of the candidate. Documents including, but not limited to, the history and physical exam, daily progress notes, consults, operative reports, pre-op/post-op orders, and discharge summaries MUST reflect the candidate’s personal involvement. Countersigned notes authored by house officers, residents, fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, etc. are not substitutes nor do they satisfy this requirement.
If H&Ps are done by other physicians, the candidate must duplicate that process to show his/her involvement in the case and management of decisions. The candidate physician must have personal documentation that he/she has done a pre-op evaluation and documented the rationale for surgery. If necessary, the candidate physician can attach an addendum to the chart explaining his/her pre-op evaluation, diagnosis and indications outlining the patient treatment plan.