Resident Assembly

The AAOS Resident Assembly is an advisory body to the AAOS on issues of importance to orthopaedic residents and designed as a forum to allow orthopaedic residents to embrace their roles as patient advocates and life-long learners.

Each residency program is asked to nominate one Resident to be the Resident Delegate to the Resident Assembly. Each year, the Resident Delegate is invited to attend the AAOS Resident Assembly Annual Meeting at the AAOS Annual meeting (Thursday afternoon) as the voting representative for his/her orthopaedic residency program. All residents are also invited to attend this meeting and be part of the Resident Assembly. This individual will periodically receive correspondence from the Academy concerning resident programs or activities that directly relate to their resident colleagues. They are asked to forward the information to their fellow residents and provide feedback to the Academy. Resident delegates as well as residents have the opportunity to serve in leadership positions within the Resident Assembly: Chair, Vice-Chair of Administration, and committee chairs. Committees are available for delegates and residents interested in the areas of education, health policy, practice management, research and technology.

If your program does not have a delegate listed and you wish to volunteer, please fill out the Resident Delegate application form . If you have any questions, or would like to return your completed form, please e-mail Kristen Erickson or Erin Volland at the Academy.

All of the below resident programming will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Resident Assembly Open Forum
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:30 – 7:30 AM, Room W308A

New this year, all residents are invited to attend an open forum to discuss proposed Actions to be brought before the Resident Assembly the following day. An Action is defined as an initiative/opportunity for residents or a stance taken on resident issues. At the open forum, residents will have the chance to present Actions they have sponsored and discuss Actions proposed by other residents and educational programs. This is an exciting opportunity for residents to make a difference in the AAOS.  A webinar regarding the Open Forum and how to propose Action Items will be held December 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM CT / 8:00 PM ET. 

Resident Assembly
Thursday, March 3, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, Room W308A

All residents are invited to attend the AAOS Resident Assembly. The primary purpose of the Resident Assembly is to serve as an advisory body to the AAOS on issues of importance to orthopaedic residents. This is your opportunity to make a contribution to AAOS and toward your own professional advancement. Join a committee or become a delegate, and let your voice be heard!

The Resident Bowl
Thursday, March 3, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Room W224

The Resident Bowl is a new opportunity for residents to compete against one another in a game-style setting. Residents will compete in teams in a bar-trivia format for grand and runner-up prizes. Registration for the Annual Meeting is required for this event, apply to participate by January 19th.  All residents are encouraged to attend and cheer for their colleagues! View Resident Bowl FAQs and The Guidelines.

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