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Orthopaedic Board Review Course

Essential Paperwork

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What is required in the binders?

Three copies of notes for the 10 cases selected by the applicant - this includes admission and discharge notes, operative notes, office notes, and any other patient chart material that will aid in case presentation. All records must be unaltered copies of the original materials. To comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule, candidates should limit the scope of identifiable patient information disclosed at the oral examination to the minimum necessary to conduct the examination. Therefore, you should not remove from the case materials you bring to present at the examination:

  •   Patient ID number
  •   Medical record number
  •   Patient Name
  •   Birth date
  •   Medical device identifiers
  •   Serial numbers

However, you should remove from the case materials you bring to present at the examination:

  •   Patient addresses
  •   Patient telephone numbers
  •   Patient fax numbers
  •   Patient e-mail addresses
  •   Patient Social Security numbers
  •   Health plan beneficiary numbers
  •   Biometric identifiers
  •   Full face photographs and comparable images
  •   Any other unique identifying characteristic