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

Tuesday, March 6, 12:30 – 5:00 PM

This fast-paced session uses didactic lectures and panel discussions to provide the foundation for an effective transition from resident to practicing physician. This course is designed to cover the most pertinent issues for this daunting transition. 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 clinical core competencies, tips for a successful job search, preparing for an interview, negotiating physician employment contracts, building a successful practice, managing your orthopaedic practice finances, tips to increase your income, and managing personal finances now that you have landed your first job. Join us for this complimentary session.
PLEASE NOTE: This course focuses on issues uniquely relevant to the practice of orthopaedic surgery in the United States. For this reason, registration for this course is restricted to orthopaedic residents living in the United States.

Resident Assembly Open Forum

Wednesday, March 7, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
ResidentPracticeMgmt 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 8, 11:00 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 8, 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 8, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

The third 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, 2018 at All residents are encouraged to attend and cheer for their colleagues!
For more information on the Resident Bowl click here.

Resident Education Forum

Friday, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Orthopaedic residency programs across the country are faced with achieving the same educational objectives, such as OITE and Boards prep, weekly lecture series, and surgical skills training. Join us to help improve resident education and share best practices for shaping the future of orthopaedic resident education.

Medical Students’ Program

Friday, March 9, 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Explore orthopaedics in this half-day educational program developed specifically for medical students to build awareness of and exposure to orthopaedics. For more information or to register for the AAOS Annual Meeting and this program, contact