For Residents



Face Off: Surgical Versus Nonsurgical Treatment of Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Robert L. Parisien, MD; Christopher C. Dodson, MD;
David P. Trofa, MD; William N. Levine, MD

July 2016

Women in Orthopaedics: The Attraction Is Mutual

David D. Teuscher, MD, and Lisa K. Cannada, MD
August 2016 

Hands-on Skills Course

AAOS Fundamentals of Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy for Orthopaedic Residents

Oct. 7 - 9, 2016 
Rosemont, IL
Matthew V. Smith, MD
Daniel C. Wascher, MD

Gain the confidence and skills you need to successfully perform knee and shoulder arthroscopy procedures.  

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Resident Assembly

The Resident Assembly serves as an advisory group to AAOS on issues important to residents. Involvement in the Resident Assembly provides residents with life-long learning opportunities, leadership development, and knowledge of AAOS operations. 

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The AAOS Resident e-Letter is a must-have resource providing monthly updates on upcoming educational programs, exam preparation and licensing, fellowship training, and career and practice management information.


Journals & News 

The Academy’s journals and news resources help residents gain clinical and practice management knowledge, while staying up-to-date with industry news and legislative issues that impact the orthopaedic surgery profession.


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The AAOS offers residents a range of resources to help them plan their careers, including information on postgraduate fellowship training and a comprehensive Career Center service.


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Practice Resources

Take advantage of the many practice management resources offered by the AAOS. Find helpful information on ICD-10, HIPAA compliance, and payer issues – plus educational programs.


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As our population grows rapidly more diverse, our need grows significantly for physicians who reflect this diversity and are accessible to communities and individuals with unique needs. The AAOS is initiating programs to help build a strong foundation to better care for our culturally diverse communities.

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Enhance your program curriculum with AAOS resources, including subscriptions, videos, books and eBooks that provide in-depth information in wide-ranging areas: clinical knowledge, examination preparation, coding and practice management, and medical ethics.

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ResStudy Program

ResStudy gives residents online access to 10 orthopaedic special interest examinations with more than 1,000 self-assessment questions. It is a subscription program available to orthopaedic residency programs nationwide.

If your residency program subscribes to ResStudy, find the program by opening the Examinations & ResStudy Center . You must be logged in to access the examinations. 


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.

For Your Patients

OrthoInfo - the Academy's patient education website -- is one of the few peer reviewed orthopaedic resources for patients on the internet.

Richly illustrated articles, animations and videos help patients to understand orthopaedic conditions, common treatments, surgical procedures, and recovery.

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Evidence-based Medicine

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AAOS provides easy access to up-to-date treatment guidelines and appropriate use criteria.

Learn more about evidence-based medicine at OrthoGuidelines
Access guidelines anywhere, anytime using our free mobile app