After completing an accredited training program, a physician who is now board eligible participates in a series of written knowledge based and oral practice based examinations. If those exams are passed, then the physician may apply for board certification within that specialty. Typically the board certification is given under the auspices of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Drs. Wint and Wintman have Board Certification in Orthopedic
Surgery. Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand (formerly CAQ Hand)
The examination for the Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand (formerly CAQ Hand) is developed and administered by the Joint Committee on Surgery of the Hand of the American Boards of Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Surgery.
The Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand is for those Board certified orthopaedic surgeons and plastic surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications in hand surgery beyond those expected of other orthopaedic or plastic surgeons by virtue of additional training, a practice characterized by a majority of cases in hand surgery, and contributions to this field.