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As a member, you are able to take advantage of the benefits below:

24 FREE CMEs

Members may now earn up to 24 CMEs per year through a complimentary subscription to the Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. Each issue of the quarterly journal includes a test worth 6 CMEs. Just fax the completed test to us and we will send you your CME certificate!

Free Self Assessment Exam

Each year, members can earn 10 CMEs toward their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Self Assessment requirements with a Self Assessment Exam (SAE) developed by WOA's MOC Committee. The SAE is designed to help orthopaedists assess their knowledge in comparison with other orthopaedic surgeons, no matter how many years in practice or level of specialization. The results of the SAE should direct orthopaedic surgeons toward areas of study that will lead to professional improvement. To receive 10 CME credits, you must take and submit the scored & recorded exam. After completing the exam online, you will receive feedback, the correct answers, commentary and references, as well as acknowledgement by email that you have completed the exam and your certificate.

Self Assessment Exam Information and Order Form

Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances (JSOA)

A free subscription to JSOA, a quarterly publication that serves as a forum exchange of information and the presentation on new techniques and procedures, as well as updates about the ongoing educational activities of interest to all practicing orthopaedists. For additional information on JSOA click here.

Ortho-Preferred® Professional Liability Insurance

Ortho-Preferred® is a nationwide professional liability insurance program created exclusively for Orthopaedic Surgeons in conjunction with Medical Protective (MedPro), a Berkshire Hathaway Company, and built on the foundation of the DT Preferred Group, LLC risk purchasing group (RPG).

The combined power of MedPro, the nation's most trusted and highest rated (A++) carrier in the healthcare liability industry and Ortho-Preferred® will bring new value to professional liability insurance for Orthopaedic Surgeons. Individuals who join the Ortho-Preferred® program can secure member benefits that include:

  • Highly competitive premiums with specialized rate classes for Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Access to specialized risk management courses and educational training opportunities, including materials to fulfill MOC requirements
  • Review of claim trends, risk prevention and medical education from top national orthopaedic leaders as part of the RPG’s Orthopaedic Advisory Board
  • Claims-Made, Occurrence and Convertible Claims-Made policy forms available
  • Coverage capabilities in all 50 states*
  • True consent-to-settle provision*

As a member of the WOA, Ortho-Preferred® professional liability insurance is offered to you as a member benefit. To take advantage of this opportunity call 1-877-304-3565 or visit Ortho-Preferred.com to complete an indication form and find out how much you could save on your professional liability insurance.

*Products may be underwritten by The Medical Protective Company or its affiliates, National Fire & Marine Insurance Company and MedPro RRG Risk Retention Group.  Product availability varies based upon business and regulatory approval.  Free extended reporting endorsement available to physicians who permanently retire (at any age), have been insured with MedPro for one year and have a retroactive date at least 48 months prior to the date of retirement (subject to state filing approval).

Discounted/Waived Registration Fee to the Annual Meeting

Renewing members save $300 off the regular registration fee. New members can opt to have their meeting registration fee waived for their first or second year of membership. This CME experience is designed to disseminate current clinical, research and practice innovations in orthopaedic medicine. The scientific program includes papers submitted, reviewed and selected for presentation, invited speakers presenting timely educational reviews of practice related techniques and research findings in orthopaedic and trauma surgery and selected subspecialty areas. The meeting encourages discussion of clinical information in an educational setting where common concerns are expressed and relevant experiences shared.

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