Resources for Residents and Programs

AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review 2

This total study solution features 143 chapters in a concise outline format, delivering ready access to the important facts and concepts you need to know for the Board Exam.


Orthopaedic Video Theater

Exclusive new benefit for members in residency training!
Residents in U.S. and Canadian residency programs receive FREE access to Orthopaedic Video Theater, featuring nearly 600 peer-reviewed, high quality, surgical technique videos. View on the AAOS Access App 2.0 for iOS 10 or newer or Android, or visit for more information.

Join the AAOS Resident Assembly

The Resident Assembly provides you with lifelong learning, leadership, and the opportunity to impact the AAOS organization.

Prepare for Practice

Take advantage of the many Practice Resources offered by the AAOS. Find helpful information on ICD-10, HIPAA compliance, and payer issues - plus free Webinars and advice.

Launch Your Career

AAOS offers residents multiple Career Development resources and pathways, including information on postgraduate fellowships and a comprehensive Career Center.

Prepare for Certification

AAOS Orthopaedic Board Preparation and Review Course

April 23 - 27, 2019 | Chicago, Illinois 

Dedicate 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 lead you through the enormous amount of content for each specialty area. 

IPOS Resident Programming

15th Annual International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium presented by POSNA and AAOS

Immerse yourself in the IPOS experience with demonstrations, hands-on workshops, case discussions and debates on leading-edge concepts in pediatric and adolescent orthopaedics. 

Special resident events include: 

  • Career Planning and Professional Development
  • Resident Case Competition
  • Top Gun Surgical Simulation Competition
  • Mentoring Sessions


Equip your residents for the rigors of training, performance measures, and certification with these cost-effective educational programs, plus free curriculum planning resources.

Available for Institutional Access 

         Musculoskeletal Oncology Review: Clinical, Radiographic, and Pathologic Overview and Treatment Principles
Developed in partnership with the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS), this independent study course presents essential content on musculoskeletal tumors and diseases required for successful preparation for the ABOS Part 1 examination or the OITE. Five modules cover 20 topics per module via recorded lectures, surgical videos, interactive learning, and clinical cases. $1,800/program/year

Residents can assess their knowledge with ResStudy – now offering more content, better features and customization – including 3,700+ questions from special interest exams, OKU11 and OKU12 SAEs, and OITE 2012-2017. Now on the online learning platform at Call AAOS Customer Service at 1-800-626-6726 for residency program subscription information.

Curriculum Planning and Instructional Skills

Business, Policy, and Practice Management in Orthopaedics
This Lecture Series offers a "curriculum-in-a-box" solution for programs that do not have a business principles series in place or are looking to augment an existing one. 

Resident Ethics Series
This six-part discussion series provides orthopaedic surgery residency programs with medical ethics and professionalism material to use in training programs. 

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.

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