Medical Student Resources

Choose Orthopaedics

Considering a career in orthopaedic surgery? Here are a few things to know about why orthopaedics might be right for you.

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Apply for Residency

Learn how to successfully navigate the path from first year medical student to Match Day. This helpful article explains what to do when.

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Get Involved

Find out about AAOS Resident Assembly opportunities for medical students. Join one of five subject committees and participate in webinars.

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Annual Meeting News

Start planning now for the AAOS 2020 Annual Meeting, March  24-28, in Orlando. Housing is now open to all attendees. Secure your room early to receive the best deals.

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Gain Valuable Experience

Apply for the Orthopaedic Summer Internship program, sponsored by Nth Dimensions Educational Solutions and the AAOS.

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Resource articles and helpful links

We invite you to learn more about orthopaedics and take the first step by exploring our specialty in more depth. From resource articles to opportunities to become active with AAOS and find an orthopaedic mentor, we are here to help.

About Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. Read more.

Explore Orthopaedic Specialty Areas of Interest and Practice Settings.


About the AAOS

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Read more.

Education is the cornerstone of the Academy’s mission. Learn how AAOS educational resources support you at every stage in your career.  Read more.

Orthopaedic Special Interest Groups

Want to get involved locally? Join an Orthopaedic Special Interest Group (OSIG) or start one at your medical school.

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