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Fundamental Surgery is honored to be recognized by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of England, having met their rigorous criterion for medical education providers.
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In 2019, Fundamental Surgery received Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation from the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. A full suite of our orthopedic simulations has been awarded 3 credits each by the AAOS.

These include:
● Total Knee Arthroplasty
● Total Hip Arthroplasty (Anterior)
● Total Hip Arthroplasty (Posterior)

“The AAOS strives to ensure that educational programs designed for orthopedic surgeons meet the criteria of the accreditation requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education,” said Anna Salt Troise, Chief Education Strategist, AAOS.

“For the first time, we’re expanding these programs into the VR space to help our members and residents experience and navigate the same visuals, sounds and feelings they would during a real surgical procedure while obtaining CME credits. The Fundamental Surgery TKA simulation does just that by offering both an exciting training opportunity, as well as a look at how VR training is guiding the future.”

We are proud to be recognized by this influential institution and look forward to continuing our work together.

Find out more on our accreditation from AAOS.

About AAOS
With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS is the trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal health. They provide the highest quality, most comprehensive education to help orthopedic surgeons and allied healthcare professionals at every career level best treat patients in their daily practices. The AAOS is the source for information on bone and joint conditions, treatments, and related musculoskeletal health care issues and it leads the healthcare discussion on advancing quality.

RCS England Accredited Centre FundamentalVR
The Royal College of Surgeons of England has confirmed all Fundamental Surgery simulations as activities that demonstrate sufficient educational value to contribute to Continual Professional Development (CPD). Surgeons can now claim 6 CPD points per simulation.

“Our mission has always been to provide surgeons and trainees with a solution that they could use to train and maintain their skills anywhere, providing them with the visuals, feelings and sounds they would expect during real surgery,” said Richard Vincent, CEO and Co-Founder of FundamentalVR.

“Receiving accreditation for all of our current simulation offerings by the Royal College of Surgeons of England validates our efforts. We are looking forward to creating and releasing additional simulations in multiple practice areas to help as many surgeons as possible hone their skills.”

About RCS England
Founded in 1800 by the Royal Charter, RCS England is a registered charity and is home to more than 30,000 members. Their mission is to deliver exceptional surgical care to all, executed through their professional standards, excellent educational practice, research, and development.

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Any eligible surgeons in practice or advanced training (e.g. fellowships) may make an application to claim CPD or CME points for their participation and successful completion of each surgical simulation.

If you have any questions about our CPD/CME accreditation processes, please email


We strive to be recognized as a valid and vital learning tool that can both improve patient outcomes and better learning in surgical training. Fundamental Surgery continues to work towards global accreditation by medical bodies across the world to achieve our mission of democratizing healthcare training for all.

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