Resident Education

Practice Management Course for Residents and Fellows-in-Training #191

Tuesday, March 14, 12:30 – 5:00 PM

This half-day course covers essential elements of practice management not covered in most residency programs and while especially beneficial for fourth-year and fifth-year residents, all residents are welcome. Topics include tips for a successful job search, how to prepare for an interview, negotiating physician employment contracts, how to build a successful practice, managing your orthopaedic practice finances, tips to increase your income, and how to manage personal finances now that you have landed your first job. PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this course is restricted to orthopaedic residents living in the United States.

Resident Assembly Open Forum

Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 – 7:30 AM
All residents are invited to attend an open forum to discuss proposed advisory opinions to be brought before the Resident Assembly the following day. An advisory opinion 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 advisory opinions they have sponsored and discuss advisory opinions proposed by other residents and educational programs. This is an exciting opportunity for residents to make a difference in the AAOS.

Forum for Young Orthopaedic Surgeons with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery  

Thursday, March 16, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
This free annual forum provides senior residents and new practitioners a unique opportunity to meet informally with David F. Martin, MD, Executive Medical Director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). The executive medical director will provide you with insightful information about Board requirements and procedures. This special program is a “must attend,” as it answers your questions about this important step in your career. If you are looking at ABOS Part 1 or Part 2 of the exam in the near future, you should not miss this forum.

Resident Assembly  

Thursday, March 16, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
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 at, and let your voice be heard!

The Resident Bowl

Thursday, March 16, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

The second annual Resident Bowl is an opportunity for residents to compete against one another in a game-style setting. Residents will compete in teams in a trivia format for grand and runner-up prizes. Registration for the Annual Meeting is required for this event, apply to participate by February 1, 2017 at residents are encouraged to attend and cheer for their colleagues.
For more information on the Resident Bowl click here.

What Residents Need to Know and Core Competencies Symposium

Friday, March 17, 1:30 – 4:30 PM 

Residents join us for this specially developed educational event, tailored just for you! In addition to presenting the core competencies required for completion of an orthopaedic residency program, you will also learn how to prep for a fellowship; how to choose your first job and navigating the legal/medical world of orthopaedics. If you can’t join us in person, send your questions via Twitter, #AAOSPearls.