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Published 3/22/2022

Online Learning Tools on Full Display at the AAOS Resource Center

AAOS’ online learning tools, available at learn.aaos.org, provide a wide range of personalized programs and practice-relevant online experiences to meet your educational and continuing medical education (CME) needs.

Be sure to visit the AAOS Resource Center in Academy Hall to try your hand at online learning programs in your orthopaedic specialty and save 10 percent on purchases this week. Take a guided tour through the Academy’s educational offerings, including Self-Assessment Examinations (SAE), Surgical Insights, Cases Solved! programs, Practice Prep Plans, and more.

Self-Assessment Examinations: Meet your need for SAE credits and test yourself
Need SAE credits? AAOS Scored and Recorded Examinations meet the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Maintenance of Certification requirement for SAE. Discover the collection of Orthopaedic Special Interest Examinations (OSIEs), including the new 2022 titles: Orthopaedic Fundamentals, which covers anatomy-imaging, tumors and diseases, and orthopaedic basic science; Foot and Ankle; and Pediatric Orthopaedics. OSIEs offer 10 SAE credits per program. Ask for a demonstration of one of the specialty topic exams, or consider either the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination, new for 2021, or the Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 13 SAE, which both offer 20 SAE credits.

Surgical Insights: Stay up to date with cutting-edge treatments and solutions from leaders in the field
Review best practices for the management of technically demanding orthopaedic procedures with these comprehensive, multimodule training courses from AAOS. These courses cover all aspects of diagnosis and surgical management of common orthopaedic injuries and conditions and offer real-world applications from actual patient cases and complications.

The open-ended, self-directed format allows learning at your own pace and depth, with topical readings, technique videos, links to current literature, and opportunities for further exploration. Courses include:

  • New: Sports Medicine Shoulder and Elbow
  • New: Taking Orthopaedic Trauma Call
  • Rotator Cuff Pathology
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Emergencies
  • Sports Medicine Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Injuries of the Foot and Ankle
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty

Earn up to 50 American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 CME CreditsTM per course.

Cases Solved! programs: Put your diagnostic and management skills to the test
This interactive case-based learning series is built from real-life clinical situations. Review fundamental concepts and learn new treatment approaches by reading a recent Journal of the AAOS ® article, then practice your skills by working through an evolving patient case with imaging studies, test results, and other critical case details. Then test your understanding of the key principles with a challenging knowledge check quiz.

More than 70 titles are now available across all orthopaedic specialties. Earn up to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditsTM per module.

Practice Prep Plans: Study plans for daily practice or recertification
Sharpen your daily practice to ace the Boards or recertification exam or keep your orthopaedic knowledge up to date with convenient online study plans from AAOS. Structure your study and guide your review with concise modules featuring content from the vast collection of trusted AAOS resources—including relevant journal articles, book chapters, and technique videos.

You can accelerate your learning with high-quality Board-style questions targeting trending tested concepts and track your progress and performance with bench-marked results across your peer group. Study plans are currently available for:

  • Adult Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Spine

Earn up to 65 AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditsTM per study plan.

Explore the #LearnwithAAOS online platform in the Resource Center or log in at learn.aaos.org to discover more reasons why the Academy is your trusted source for lifelong orthopaedic learning. The Resource Center in Academy Hall is open Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.