Orthopedic Surgeon Scores in 100th Percentile of Re-Certification Exam

Nabil Ebraheim

Based in Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Nabil Ebraheim serves as chairman and professor at the University of Toledo Medical Center Department of Orthopedic Surgery. In 2015, Dr. Nabil Ebraheim scored in the 100th percentile on the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery re-certification exam.

Surgeons are not required to take the re-certification exam. However, many choose to do so as a way to stay up-to-date in their field, and to demonstrate credibility and a higher level of expertise in their specialty following years of experience on the job.

There are multiple stages of the re-certification process. Administered by the American Board of Orthopedics, as of 2016 there are updated requirements, which are categorized into four areas. The first area looks at the applicant’s professional standing and includes periodic peer reviews and confirmation of one’s medical license and hospital credentials. Secondly, evidence of continued learning is determined through review of 120 Category 1 CME credits, which includes 20 Self-Assessment Examinations (SAE). Next, a written exam is required, as well as a submission of case lists and patient surveys, and peer reviews and evaluations from the leaders of the anesthesia, orthopedics, nursing, and surgery staff.

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