Published 9/1/2021

Prepare for Practice and Further Your Career with Special Resident Programs

The AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with peers and faculty, build meaningful mentorship relationships, and learn about the latest orthopaedic advancements. AAOS has developed a variety of interactive sessions exclusively for resident attendees, facilitating an engaging and fun learning experience.

Sessions are occurring throughout the meeting:


8–10 a.m.: Essential Coding and Reimbursement for Starting Practice 290
Ballroom 6E

Begin practice with knowledge and power. Sarah Wiskerchen, MBA, CPC, will address the basic elements of Current Procedural Terminology, International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), and diagnosis coding.

11 a.m.–12 p.m.: Resident Peer-to-peer Mentoring Program
Room 8

New fellows, recently matched residents, and residents interested in pursuing fellowship can join the Resident Peer-to-peer Mentoring Program. This one-of-a-kind event fosters mentoring skills of resident trainees while junior residents experience an environment of mentoring and guidance to successfully navigate the fellowship application process. Receive insight about fellowship trails and job interviews from the applicant standpoint while building friendships and collaborative working relationships.

Walk-ins are welcome, and matches will not be made until the event.

12:30 p.m.: Practice Management for Residents and Fellows-in-training 291
Ballroom 6E

Review essential elements of practice management and strengthen the foundation in preparation for practice.

Sponsored by Stryker


8–9:30 a.m.: Speed Mentoring for Residents 390
Room 8

Learn from the professionals how to navigate the transition from resident to practicing physician. This free session will provide guidance on practical and intangible skills residents need to start the next phase of their careers in a successful manner.

Sponsored by Zimmer Biomet

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Forum for Young Orthopaedic Surgeons with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
Room 8

Meet with David F. Martin, MD, FAAOS, executive medical director of the ABOS, during this unique forum and learn critical information about Board requirements and procedures.

3:30–5 p.m.: Resident Bowl
Room 30C

Step up your game at the sixth annual AAOS Resident Bowl. Residents are invited to compete on teams in a gamestyle setting, answering orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic trivia for grand and runner-up prizes. All are welcome to be in the audience and cheer for their colleagues.

Sponsored by DePuy Synthes


10–11:30 a.m.: The Resident Education Forum
Room 17B

Residents, delegates, and program directors from across the country will team up to discuss and determine best and unique education practices sparked by the pandemic. Walk-ins are welcome.

New! Influencer Series

Get up close and personal and learn what it takes to become an influencer as residents interview orthopaedic surgeons who have the power to effect positive change through knowledge, position, and authority in orthopaedics.


1:30–2:30 p.m.
Room 32

Amy L. Ladd, MD, FAAOS
Interviewer: Abidemi Adenikinju, MD
Moderator: Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, FAAOS


11:00 a.m.–12 p.m.
Ballroom 6D

Mark D. Miller, MD, FAAOS
Interviewer: Ayoosh Pareek, MD
Moderator: Marlene DeMaio, MD, FAAOS