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Put your arthroscopy knowledge to the test with Probe!

No time to complete a long online education program? Stay on top of your busy week while making time for continuing education. Probe delivers one question to your inbox every week! The 25-question series will cover arthroscopy over all joints and provide references for continued learning. Earn up to 2.5 CME and MOC credits. Start Probe today!
The Probe activity has been developed to enable AANA Members to earn CME and MOC credits via a 25-week subscription “push learning” activity that comes right to your inbox. The goal is to provide a CME activity that will allow physicians to receive a convenient, regularly scheduled learning activity, earn credit to support both CME and MOC Part 2 requirements and engage in important self-assessment.
The new AANA Probe activity features one question per week delivered right to your inbox.

Features include:
• A 25-question bank covering arthroscopy over all joints
• Correct answer commentary
• Reference(s)
• Dashboard of current passing score and maximum incorrect answers remaining for passing score of 51%
• Completion certificate based on passing score of 80%
• 2.5 CME and 2.5 MOC credits

Week one starts at purchase and initialization. Questions will arrive each week.

A need for the Arthroscopy self-assessment activities has been identified based on multiple sources, including but not limited to:

  • Information gathered from Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) education surveys, education course evaluations and data from previous self-assessment programs. 
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Maintenance of Certification program evaluates a competent physician using the four components specified by the ABMS including Component 2: Evidence of Life-Long Learning and Self-Assessment which will be addressed through on-going, three-year cycles of 120 credits of Category 1 Orthopaedic or relevant Continuing Medical Education (CME) that includes a minimum of 20 CME credits of Self-Assessment Examinations (SAE).
  • CME required for licensure, hospital privileges, membership in professional societies providing educational and other support to foster optimal patient care provided by physicians, etc. 
The primary target audience of the Arthroscopy Self-Assessment Program is Orthopaedic Surgeons and physicians in the field of arthroscopy who desire to improve their arthroscopic knowledge and skills.
At the end of the Arthroscopy Self-Assessment Program activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Review new and evolving basic science concepts and developments in arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow/wrist and foot/ankle.
  2. Identify new and evolving clinical concepts and developments for the aforementioned joints 
  3. Apply appropriate treatment protocols for the management of specific conditions in the aforementioned joints.
The Arthroscopy Association of North America convened a group of expert faculty to develop the questions contained in the Probe educational activity, as listed below:

Brian Waterman, M.D., Chair

Carl Dain Allred, M.D.
Thomas R. Carter, M.D.
R. Glenn Gaston, M.D.
Vipool K. Goradia, M.D.
Robert Grumet, M.D.
Charles J. Haggerty, M.D.
Tina Lefrancois
Mary K. Mulcahey, M.D.
Mark Pallis, D.O.
A. Lee Osterman, M.D.
Marc J. Philippon, M.D.
Richard Judd Robins, M.D.
Marc R. Safran, M.D.
Walter R. Shelton, M.D.
Andrea N. Veljkovic, M.D.
Brian R. Waterman, M.D.
Scott M. Waterman, M.D.
The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Arthroscopy Association of North America designates this Other educational activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, (SCS 2.3) it is the policy of the Arthroscopy Association of North America that all planners, teachers, and authors who are in a position to control the content of an education activity are required to disclose to AANA, the accredited provider and the learners, all relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he/she (or spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any dollar amount that has occurred during the previous 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. A "commercial interest" is defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME Standards for Commercial Support (SCS 2.3) requires accredited providers to resolve all identified potential conflicts of interest with any individual in a position to influence and/or control the content of CME activities prior to the education activity being delivered to learners. AANA has implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of each CME activity, to identify and mitigate conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control the content. All Conflict of Interest Disclosures are reviewed by the Compliance Committee and provided here for the program participants.
The Probe self-assessment activity is offered in a web-based format. The time it will take participants to complete the Probe activity is approximately 2 minutes per question or a total of 50 minutes. The web-based format is an online interactive database that contains 25 multiple choice questions, associated images, explanations, answers, and bibliographic references. Participants will use their AANA ID and Password or 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. Preferred responses and references will be provided when each question has been answered.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ will only be awarded one time after successfully completing the 25-question bank with a pass rate of 51%.

Beginning July 1, 2011, the AMA stipulates that CME credit "should be awarded only to physicians who meet at least the minimum performance level on the assessment as established by the accredited CME provider." As an ACCME accredited CME provider, AANA established the minimum performance level on the Arthroscopy Self- Assessment Program at 51%. Per the AMA, physicians who do not achieve this minimum performance level may reset the Arthroscopy Self-Assessment Program and retake the examination as many times as necessary to achieve the minimum performance level of 51%.
Your CME credits will be recorded upon successful completion of the Probe activity. A CME certificate of completion in PDF format will be sent to you via email once you have completed the full 25-question Probe activity with a pass rate of 51%.
The cost of participating in the Probe activity is based on the pricing structure set forth by AANA. A participant can register for the product one time and will receive one question per week for 25 weeks. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ will only be awarded once the participant successfully completes all 25 questions with a pass rate of 51%.
December 1, 2018

December 1, 2021
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By the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
All Rights reserved. No part of the AANA Arthroscopy Self-Assessment Program (ASAP) 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.
Published in the United States of America.
Availability: Retired
Cost: Member: $50.00
Non-Member: $75.00
ASES Member: $75.00
Credit Offered: No Credit Offered

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