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AOSSM 2022 Self-Assessment
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The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Self-Assessment Examination 2022


The AOSSM Self-Assessment Examination is scored and recorded and designed to identify strengths and weaknesses in the clinical and practice management areas of orthopaedic sports medicine. It is also designed to assist practicing physicians and surgeons to maintain certification and prepare for the subspecialty board exam given by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).  


On March 20, 2003, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved a subspecialty certification in orthopaedic sports medicine to be administered by the ABOS. The content of this self-assessment was derived from eleven areas of orthopaedic sports medicine identified and provided by the ABOS, and covered in the subspecialty examination for orthopaedic sports medicine. For more information about the subspecialty certificate in orthopaedic sports medicine, please visit the ABOS website at

In addition, a need for the AOSSM Self-Assessment Examination 2022 has been determined from information from past versions of the AOSSM Self-Assessment, education surveys, education course evaluations and the associated AOSSM Educational Curriculum. 


This self-assessment should prove valuable to any orthopaedic surgeon and physician in the field of sports medicine or related fields of practice. 


Upon completion of the Self-Assessment, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and assess orthopaedic sports medicine conditions
  • Develop appropriate treatment, including surgery, rehabilitation, medical management, orthoses, and other therapeutic measures in sports medicine
  • Apply critical concepts in sport medicine research
  • Review and analyze specific issues unique to the orthopaedic sports medicine practitioner with the goal of identifying strategies to improve patient outcomes.


The AOSSM has convened the Self-Assessment Committee to develop this product. This Committee has followed a rigorous process based on the standards established by the National Board of Medical Examiners to develop a comprehensive self-assessment examination. Below is the list of question writers and reviewers (faculty) who developed this enduring material. 

Alberto R. Rivera, MD
Alfred A. Mansour, III, MD
Bryan T. Hanypsiak, MD
Bryson P. Lesniak, MD
Christopher Michael Jones, MD
J. Milo Sewards, MD
James Wylie, MD
Laurel Beverley, MD, MPH
Marcus A. Rothermich, MD
Moira McCarthy, MD
Natasha E. Trentacosta, MD
Peter Statz Vezeridis, MD
Richard J. Robins, MD
Seth A. Cheatham, MD
Srino Bharam, MD
Suzanne M. Tanner, MD
Tzu-Shang Thomas Liu, MD, PhD
Ian Engler, MD


The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  


The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  


The material presented in this continuing medical education activity (CME) is being made available by the AOSSM for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situation discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the authors or presenters, which may be helpful, or of interest, to other practitioners. The individual agrees to participate in this CME activity sponsored by the AOSSM with full knowledge and awareness that they waive any claim that they may have against AOSSM for reliance on any information presented in the AOSSM Self-Assessment. 


It is the policy of The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, in accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), that question writers and reviewers (faculty) and planners disclose to the learners all financial relationships during the past twelve months with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Any and all disclosures are provided online to all participants. In accordance with AOSSM policy, the participation of question writers and reviewers in this enduring material will be predicated upon timely submission and review of AOSSM disclosure. Non-compliance will result in a question writer’s questions to be removed from the online material. 


The AOSSM is offering the Self-Assessment in a web-based format. The time it will take participants to complete the Self-Assessment is approximately 12 hours. The web-based format is an online interactive database that contains 125 questions, associated graphics, explanations, answers, bibliographic references and an evaluation form. Participants will be issued a username and password to access the web-based version and will be able to answer questions and obtain individual and normative group scores as well as the explanation and answers to questions. When completing the Self-Assessment in the Examination Mode, preferred responses and references will be provided when all 125 questions have been answered. When completing the Self Assessment in the Learning/Interactive Mode, the preferred response and references are provided when the question is submitted. Participants will be asked to complete an evaluation of the Self-Assessment to obtain feedback about the enduring material. The participant may take the Self-Assessment multiple times during the year, but AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ will be awarded the first time the participant completes all questions and the evaluation. Normative data collected will only be recorded the first time the participant completes all questions and the evaluation.


The AMA requires that all enduring materials include a minimum performance level that must be demonstrated in the assessment in order to successfully complete the activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Credit for the Self-Assessment will be awarded only to physicians who meet at least the minimum performance level on the assessment as established by the AOSSM. The minimum performance level established for this enduring material is 51%. Physicians who do not achieve this minimum performance level may reset the Self-Assessment at no additional charge. (Effective July 1, 2011). 


CME credit is recorded in the AOSSM CME Transcript once a learner has completed the Self-Assessment and evaluation. The CME Transcript is available on the AOSSM Website: Click the CME tab on the "My AOSSM/My Profile" page to claim the credit commensurate with the extent of participation in the enduring material. 


The cost of participating in the Self-Assessment is based on the pricing structure set forth by AOSSM. The web-based version of the Self-Assessment will be available to the participant until notified by AOSSM.



June 1, 2022


December 31, 2025


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By the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

All Rights reserved. No part of the AOSSM Self-Assessment may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the publisher.

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 12/31/2025
Cost: Member: $150.00
Non-Member: $175.00
Credit Offered:
12 CME Credits
12 MOC Points
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