Enhance your professional reputation through expert certification

The AOSpine Global Diploma Exam is designed for experienced spine surgeons worldwide who want to certify their knowledge by qualified examiners who are leaders in spine surgery education.

Why should you certify your knowledge with AOSpine?

The AOSpine Global Diploma allows you to demonstrate that you have attained a level that reflects your knowledge as a specialist spine surgeon.
It is not a compulsory or regulatory certificate of competence or excellence.

*Candidates will be asked to provide evidence of specialist qualifications in orthopaedics or neurosurgery practice in the spinal field for at least 5 years, together with a CV and application form.

Applications will be assessed by the Diploma Steering Committee. Eligible candidates will be invited to register for the examination.

Designed by recognized and qualified experts in the field of spine surgery

The Diploma Exam has been designed by a group of worldwide leaders in spine surgery education.
AOSpine will ensure the highest possible transparency and fairness in the evaluation of the candidates.

How you can benefit from being AOSpine certified

Enhance your reputation and network

  • Benefit from AOSpine’s global reputation as the leading global academic community in spine care
  • Get access to the global network of spine surgeons and researchers
  • Worldwide credibility guaranteed
  • Stand out amongst your peers

    • Increase your credibility and show employers professional proof of your knowledge
    • Unique digital badging is available to highlight your accomplishments online
    • The final AOSpine Global Diploma Exam certificates will be presented during the award ceremony at the Global Spine Congress 2020 after you have passed the final exam

    What makes the AOSpine Global Diploma unique?

    • Acquire the first truly global spine diploma certification of a world leading organization in medical education
    • The diploma is focused on the assessment of knowledge that matters the most
    • The necessity to update one’s knowledge increases—stay relevant and ahead of the curve

    Diploma Exam fees

    The Diploma Exam fee is CHF 900* (VAT included) and includes both the written and oral examination

    CHF 100 Application fee

    *Fees do not include transport & accommodation.
    Diploma candidates will get up to a 50% discount on the general GSC registration fee.

    Register now

    The application process will open in November 2019.
    Register now and be the first to receive more details about the application process of the AOSpine Global Diploma Exam.

    Get in touch with us! If you have any questions about the AOSpine Global Diploma please contact us at globalspinediploma@aospine.org

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