About CME Activities


The purposes of the JBJS CME activities are:

  • To provide the general orthopaedic surgeon and the subspecialist with an ability to assess his or her continuing competence in orthopaedics through the acquisition of contemporary scientific information.
  • To provide a broad-based review and update of the major subspecialty areas in orthopaedics.
  • To make The Journal reader aware of new advances in orthopaedic surgical techniques and technology.

To earn CME credit for CME activity you must carefully read the articles that are designated for CME credit, pass the post-activity examination and complete the activity evaluation. In order to pass the general examination, a score higher than 50% correct must be achieved. In order to pass the subspecialty examination, a score of at least 60% must be achieved. The online subspecialty CME activities repeat some questions that appear in the quarterly general CME activities. If you are participating in both activities and claiming CME credits, you must consider this duplication when determining the number of credits you claim for each activity.

The post-activity examinations may be taken for credit (payment is required) or for practice (at no charge).

Instructions for participating in CME activities

CME deadlines

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The questions and preferred answers in these CME examinations are derived from information in peer-reviewed articles that have been published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [American volume]. The answers are not intended to be the only or best methods or procedures for the clinical situations that are discussed, but rather are intended to update trained physicians with new information that they can place in the appropriate context.