CME expires July 1, 2025
PREPARE. PRACTICE. EVALUATE.
Test your knowledge of contemporary orthopaedic sports medicine concepts and prepare for board examinations and maintenance of certification with essential content from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) library.
This nine-module study plan has been developed in conjunction with the AAOS Sports Medicine Content Committee to prepare orthopaedic surgeons for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Recertification Examination.
Select AAOS content aligns with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Recertification Examination Blueprint, making this course not only an essential study tool but also an excellent resource for surgeons interested in obtaining a well-rounded foundation in current orthopaedic sports medicine-related concepts.
AAOS Sports Medicine Content Committee Chair
Christopher Harner, MD
AAOS Sports Medicine Practice Prep Plan Editors
Meghan Elizabeth Bishop, MD
Brandon J. Erickson, MD
Matthew J. Salzler, MD
Paul Gregory Shupe, MD
Miho Jean Tanaka, MD
Table of Contents
Module 1: General Principles/Basic Science
Module 2: Upper Extremity
Module 3: Lower Extremity
Module 4: Spine and Neck
Module 5: Rehabilitation
Module 6: Pediatric Sports Medicine
Module 7: Imaging
Module 8: Medical Problems/Team Physician Principles
Module 9: Multiple Sites/Miscellaneous Problems
Knowledge Check — AAOS board-style self-assessment examination questions specifically selected to address the top-tested content
Recommended Readings — Full-text PDFs of recent, relevant AAOS book chapters; Instructional Course Lecture chapters; and Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons articles
Lecture Presentations — Audiovisual presentations from key AAOS Annual Meeting Symposia and Instructional Course Lectures
Study Activity — Digital flashcards to test knowledge and highlight key, testable concepts
Build-a-Quiz — Create mock quizzes or individualized question banks to reinforce specific content areas
Complete the program at your own pace
Track your progress and performance
Pick up where you left off across your devices
Interpret current clinical, imaging, and diagnostic studies related to common athletic injuries and conditions.
Demonstrate clinical decision-making skills for the management of common athletic injuries and conditions.
Understand rehabilitation protocols, medical problems, and team physician principles pertinent to orthopaedic sports medicine.
Differentiate between appropriate surgical and nonsurgical treatment strategies.
Apply evidence-based orthopaedic literature in your practice.
Earn up to 65 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits™.