Marcus A. Thorne, MD, Earns Board Recertification in Orthopaedic Surgery

Washington, IN—Daviess Community Hospital is proud to announce that Marcus A. Thorne, MD, Orthopaedic surgeon was recently recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

To achieve Board Certification from the ABOS, Dr. Thorne first successfully completed a five-year residency program in orthopaedic surgery which was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and then passed the rigorous ABOS Part I examination, a comprehensive computer-based examination encompassing all facets of the field of orthopaedic surgery.

Two years later, Dr. Thorne’s clinical competence was evaluated through a credentialing process and the ABOS Part II oral examination. After providing ABOS with a case list of all surgeries performed over a recent six-month period, experienced surgeons selected 12 of these cases to comprise Dr. Thorne’s Part II Oral examination. Specific skills that were evaluated during that examination include data gathering and interpretive skills, diagnostic skills, treatment expertise, technical skills, patient outcomes, and applied orthopaedic and medical knowledge.

After passing both the written and oral examinations, Dr. Thorne was considered Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. The Certification lasts for 10 years and during that time, Dr. Thorne was considered a diplomate of the ABOS. In order to be recertified, Dr. Thorne was required to pass a recertification examination, receive positive reviews from peers in their practice area, have a selected period of surgical cases evaluated and participate in continuing medical education.

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. was founded in 1934 as a private, voluntary, nonprofit, independent organization to serve the best interests of the public and the medical profession. These interests are achieved through the ABOS by establishing standards for the education of orthopaedic surgeons. These standards are evaluated by the ABOS through examinations and practice evaluations.