AAOS Orthopaedic Board Preparation and Review Course

April 14 - 18, 2020
Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Commit these 4.5 days to intensive and focused review sessions designed specifically to help you pass the most important exam of your career – the first time.

Faculty draw on material based on common test questions to guide you through the vast amount of content for each specialty area. This focused approach includes dedicated time for high-yield review sessions to re-cap the most important testable facts and concepts.

This blended learning program is the premier course with exclusive pre- and post-event resources with online access to study resources to build your confidence at your own pace. Start preparing early - access to the pre-course content on an exclusive registrant portal will be available in January 2020.

If you are taking Part I of the board exam in 2020, this course should be part of your study plan for success!

“A very effective portion of the course was learning test-taking strategies and how to avoid eliminating the correct answer.
I've been applying it and am already seeing benefits from those techniques."
- 2019 Course Attendee

Hear what past attendees had to say:

Course Directors

A. Jay Khanna, MD
Johns Hopkins

Francis H. Shen, MD
University of Virginia

Registration Fees

Attendee Credentials Registration Rates
Orthopaedic Resident
Post Residency Fellow
Allied Health
Active U.S. Military
AAOS Member
Candidate Member
Associate Member
International Member
International Nonmember
Other Physician
Non-MD Practitioner
AAOS Emeritus Member


At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:
  • Apply the differential diagnosis, treatment, prognosis of tibial lesions, hand lesions, sacral lesions, characteristic lesions, and soft tissue lesions to the young and adult patient
  • Recognize the most important features of bone, cartilage, nerve, muscle and tendon/ligament, normal anatomy and physiology, and abnormal conditions
  • Identify various essential traumatic and non-traumatic orthopaedic conditions and their non-operative and operative treatment
  • Apply the important diagnostic and treatment concepts in adult hip and knee reconstructions
  • Recognize the essential features of pediatric genetic, congenital, dysplastic, and traumatic conditions
  • Identify the important features of traumatic and non-traumatic foot and ankle conditions
  • Apply the testable systemic factors and emergency conditions in trauma care
  • Identify the essential traumatic and non-traumatic spine and hand conditions
  • Recognize the essential concepts in upper and lower extremity sports medicine

Access the pre-course companion website in January! Content will be available through July 31.
  • 10 recorded webinars on study topics across orthopaedics
  • Online high-yield videos: 8 sessions on key study points for each orthopaedic specialty area
  • Download the PDF syllabus 1 week prior to the course

Get more test questions!
If your residency program subscribes to AAOS ResStudy, you already have access to a fantastic question bank for self-testing. Log in today!

For individual access to a self-test question bank, take advantage of this special offer for a short-term subscription to 2700+ AAOS self-assessment questions on OrthoWizard! Special rate of $130 for course attendees only. Accessible February 1 - July 31, 2020. To purchase the OrthoWizard Discounted Subscription, select the red "Add" button on step 3 of the registration process. 

Check in before the test!
Your registration includes a free live webinar on June 11: AAOS Board Preparation and Review Refresher – Pathology
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If you are taking Part 1 of the Board Exam in 2020, this course should be part of your study plan. Fourth year residents can also gain insights for the final year of residency.

Those preparing for a recertification exam can enjoy a broad review of all specialty areas.

AAOS will consider the requests of persons with disabilities for reasonable modifications of policies, practices, and procedures or for auxiliary aids and services where necessary to provide them access to AAOS facilities, services and products. AAOS encourages that such requests be made as soon as possible to enhance AAOS’ ability to accommodate the requests. All such requests should be submitted to the AAOS Office of General Counsel at (847) 384-4050 or legal@aaos.org.

AMA Credit Designation
AAOS designates this live activity for 49.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCME Accreditation

Exhibits information coming soon.

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Angela Buckley, MPA
AAOS Corporate Engagement Specialist
Phone: 847-384-4335
E-mail: mailto:buckley@aaos.org
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AAOS Exhibits Communications Specialist
Phone: 847-384-4174
E-mail: jraymond@aaos.org
Refund Policy

Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service at: mailto: customerservice@aaos.orgor mail to AAOS, 9400 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018.

Course cancellations are subject to the following refund policy. Webinars and Webcast registration fees are non-refundable (you will be notified if a replay is available to watch at a later date convenient for you).

Days Prior to Course Start Date Refund
30+ Days Registration fee less $150 cancellation fee
29 to 15 days 50% refund
14 days or less No refund
Course Cancellation

The Academy reserves the right to cancel a course thirty (30) days prior to the course start date. Any person who has registered for the course will be notified by email at the address noted in the AAOS member database. A telephone call will also be made to each registrant for whom a number is available. Persons whose registration is received after a course is cancelled will be notified by telephone and email. Registration fees will be refunded in full. However, other costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

For additional information or to register, call AAOS Customer Service Department at 1 (800) 626-6726 (US & Canada) or 1-847-823-7186 for outside US & Canada Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM CT or email: mailto: customerservice@aaos.org