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Resident Programs

Experience Events Developed Exclusively for You

Nowhere else can you engage with expert faculty, experience excellence in innovation, and participate in tailored learning activities developed exclusively for residents.

The full lineup of resident programming will be available in the Fall. Check back and be ready to use the Program Planner and Annual Meeting Mobile App to search offerings and add them to your agenda.

AAOS Resident Programs

Orthopaedic Influencer Series

Get up close and personal and learn what it takes to become an Influencer as Residents interview those that have the power to positively cause change through knowledge, position, and authority in orthopaedics.

Essential Coding and Reimbursement for Starting Practice

Begin your practice with knowledge and power! Faculty will address the basicelements of CPT, ICD-10-CM and diagnosis coding.

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program

Receive insights for fellowship trails and job interviews from the applicant standpoint while building friendships and collaborative working relationships that foster your career. Refreshments will be served.

Practice Management for Residents and Fellows-in-Training

Review essential elements of practice management and learn the foundation to prepare for practice.

Speed Mentoring for Residents

Navigate the transition from residency to practicing physician with ease. This interactive session provides the opportunity to have your questions answered by the pros, as you engage with orthopaedic icons and young practicing surgeons on a multitude of topics beyond textbooks and the operating room.

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery KSB Program—What Residents Need to Know

Starting in July, all orthopaedic surgery residents will be required to participate in the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Knowledge, Skills, and Behavior Program (ABOS KSB) in order to sit for the ABOS Part I Examination. During this session, residents will learn more about the ABOS KSB Program, its partnership with the ACGME, and how the feedback you receive will benefit you as an orthopaedic surgeon.

Resident Assembly Business Meeting

The Resident Assembly provides you with lifelong learning, leadership, and the opportunity to impact the AAOS organization as well as your professional advancement. Receive the latest updates on Resident Assembly activities and join the discussion on how to improve the resident experience. All residents are invited to attend.

Resident Bowl

Step up your game at the sixth annual AAOS Resident Bowl. Residents are invited to compete on teams in a game-style setting, answering orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic trivia for grand and runner-up prizes. (CME credit not available for this session). Sign up today! All Annual Meeting attendees are welcome to be in the audience.

Resident Education Forum

Residents, Resident Delegates, and Program Directors join us to accomplish a number of leadership and educational objectives, with the ultimate goal of sharing findings within the orthopaedic community to improve Resident leadership, involvement, and education.

OrthoPAC Resident and Capitol Club Reception

Current and new resident contributors are invited to learn more about the Orthopaedic PAC and network with AAOS leaders at this fun, nighttime event.


AAOS 2025 Call for Abstracts Is Open

Share your knowledge and research at the AAOS 2025 Annual Meeting, March 10–14, in San Diego. Applications and abstracts are now being accepted. Nowhere else will your discoveries reach such a wide-ranging audience.