Open Access Awards

OrthoBuzz is pleased to announce the winners of the new JBJS Open Access annual awards. The awards were created to acknowledge and celebrate the impactful work of authors. Two awards are given: for the best JBJS Open Access scientific article and the best JBJS Open Access AOA Critical Issues in Education article published each calendar year. 

Congratulations to the 2021 winners: 

Best JBJS Open Access Scientific Article  

Disparities Among Industry’s Highly Compensated Orthopaedic Surgeons”  

by Joseph X. Robin, MD; Sudarsan Murali, MBA; Kyle D. Paul, BS; Alexander M. Kofskey, BS; Anthony L. Wilson, MS; Adam M. Almaguer, MD; Bradley W. Wills, MD; Gerald McGwin, PhD; Amit M. Momaya, MD; Eugene W. Brabston, MD; and Brent A. Ponce, MD 

Co-author Dr. Brent Ponce shared with OrthoBuzz, “Our manuscript is intended to help bring attention to an under-recognized discrepancy within our profession. Additionally, we hope this will spur dialogue regarding potential solutions to both help bridge this chasm and better serve our patients.”  

Read the winning JBJS Open Access scientific article. 

Best JBJS Open Access AOA Critical Issues In Education Article 

Entrustable Professional Activities in Orthopaedics”  

by Adam Watson, MBBS, BMedSci, MSurgicalEd, FRACS; Timothy Leroux, MD, MEd, FRCS(C); Darrell Ogilvie-Harris, MD, MSc, FRCS(C); Markku Nousiainen, MD, MSc, FRCS(C), FAOA; Peter C. Ferguson, MD, MSc, FRCS(C), FAOA; Lucas Murnahan, MD, MEd, FRCS(C); and Tim Dwyer, MBBS, FRACS, FRCS(C) 

Notes co-author Dr. Adam Watson, “Postgraduate training programs require valid tools to assess trainees’ competence. Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) provide a way to meaningfully assess readiness for independent practice. However, there are many possible EPAs in orthopaedic education, making determination of the most important challenging. This peer-reviewed, consensus-driven list is a starting point for orthopaedic educators to plan a post-graduate syllabus, using EPAs as an assessment tool.”   

Read the winning JBJS Open Access AOA Critical Issues in Education article 

About JBJS Open Access 

JBJS Open Access is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal from the publishers of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The mission of the journal is to provide free access to a steady flow of comprehensive, objective, and evidence-based studies that have the potential to impact orthopaedic care worldwide. JBJS Open Access AOA Critical Issues in Education manuscripts are managed in partnership with the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). 

About the Awards 

Learn more about JBJS Open Access and the awards. A new editorial outlines the criteria. 

Or visit the JBJS Open Access Awards page for more information. 

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