Resources for Residents and Programs

Exam Prep

AAOS Orthopaedic Board Preparation and Review Course
April 14-18, 2020
Chicago, IL

Dedicate 4.5 days to intensive review sessions designed to help you pass the most important exam of your career - the first time. Programming is focused on common test questions and the most important testable facts and concepts. 

Plus! Your registration includes exclusive pre- and post-event online access to content and study resources to build your confidence at your own pace


2020 Resident Courses

View the 2020 Resident Course Calendar!

Experience world-class faculty and the highest quality, unbiased, peer-reviewed programs that enhance your surgical training, prepare you for certification, and set the stage for career success. 

  •  Participate in programming for all stages of residency training
  • Connect with peers and mentors
  • Receive discounted registration rates


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New in 2019! Podcasts JAAOS Unplugged

Join Andy Jensen, MD, for free, monthly 30-minute summary reviews of selected articles from the latest issue of the JAAOS plus a deeper dive interview with the article's authors.


Listen to the latest episode

Orthopaedic Video Theater

View the vast and growing collection of expert, quality surgical videos at - now FREE as a benefit of AAOS membership!

The newly expanded OVT now includes dynamic videos from more diverse perspectives, adding increased variety to your learning.


Launch Your Career

AAOS offers residents multiple Career Development resources and pathways, including information on postgraduate fellowships and a comprehensive Career Center.

Join the AAOS Resident Assembly

The Resident Assembly provides you with lifelong learning, leadership, and the opportunity to impact the AAOS organization.

Equip your residents for the rigors of training, performance measures, and certification with these cost-effective educational programs, plus free curriculum planning resources.

Available for Institutional Access 

         Musculoskeletal Oncology Review: Clinical, Radiographic, and Pathologic Overview and Treatment Principles
Developed in partnership with the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS), this independent study course presents essential content on musculoskeletal tumors and diseases required for successful preparation for the ABOS Part 1 examination or the OITE. Five modules cover 20 topics per module via recorded lectures, surgical videos, interactive learning, and clinical cases. $1,800/program/year

Residents can assess their knowledge with ResStudy – now offering more content, better features and customization – including 4,000+ questions from special interest exams, OKU11 and OKU12 SAEs, and OITE 2012-2018. Available at Call AAOS Customer Service at 1-800-626-6726 for residency program subscription information.

Curriculum Planning and Instructional Skills

Business, Policy, and Practice Management in Orthopaedics
This Lecture Series offers a "curriculum-in-a-box" solution for programs that do not have a business principles series in place or are looking to augment an existing one. 

Resident Ethics Series
This six-part discussion series provides orthopaedic surgery residency programs with medical ethics and professionalism material to use in training programs. 

Resident Advocacy


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Residents play an important role in strengthening the Orthopaedic PAC and promoting issues that will improve care for our patients. Here's how you can get involved. Sign up to receive Advocacy Now updates.

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