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Memorial orthopedic surgeon volunteers with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Judith Smith
Dr. Judith Smith

GULFPORT, Miss. – May 3, 2022 – Memorial Health System Orthopedic Surgeon Judith Smith, MD, recently provided valuable volunteer experience to the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) to support others in the orthopedic specialty.

Dr. Smith, who is ABOS certified, served as a volunteer for the ABOS Question Writing Task Force along with other leading surgeons from across the country. This group of surgeons collaborated to write questions in the area of foot and ankle reconstruction for upcoming examinations given to orthopedic surgeons by the ABOS.

“We appreciate Dr. Smith taking time away from her practice to help the ABOS in this important endeavor,” said ABOS Executive Medical Director David F. Martin, MD. “We need subject matter experts like Dr. Smith to create appropriate questions for practicing orthopedic surgeons.”

The questions that Dr. Smith has written may appear on upcoming examinations for orthopedic surgeons hoping to obtain ABOS Board Certification as well as examinations that help them maintain ABOS Board Certification.

On taking time to volunteer, Dr. Smith said, “I believe in the team approach to medical care, which includes ongoing continuing medical education for all orthopedic surgeons. By volunteering to write questions for the National Board Exam, I am a contributing participant in the ongoing effort to maintain excellence in my field.”

To achieve board certification from the ABOS, Dr. Smith successfully completed a five-year residency program in orthopedic surgery which was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and then passed the rigorous ABOS Part Examination, a comprehensive computer-based examination encompassing all facets of the field of orthopedic surgery.

Following that examination, Dr. Smith’s clinical competence was evaluated through a credentialing process and the ABOS Part II Oral Examination. After passing both the written and oral examinations, Dr. Smith achieved ABOS Board Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery and is now considered a Diplomate of the ABOS.


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