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53rd Annual AAOS Course for Orthopaedic Educators

November 2 - 3, 2020, Virtual Course

This Course is Almost Full!

There is very limited capacity as of 10/9.

If you are not able to register, you can be added to the course waitlist, please contact AAOS Customer Service at 800.626.6726. 

Registration is open for the 2021 AAOS Course for Orthopaedic Educators! Register early to secure your spot for November 2021. Learn more.


Improve the learning experience of your residents and students!

This highly-interactive course keeps you on the cutting edge of today’s most important educational developments. Through interactive online sessions, including lectures, small-group breakout discussions, and problem-solving exercises, you will be equipped to deliver a valuable learning experience to your residents, featuring current best practices in orthopaedic education.

Resgister early - Space is limited for this popular course!

A new, virtual experience 

Part I: Monday, November 2, 9:00 am–1:50 pm, CST 

Foundational Content Principles: These sessions set the stage for the course, addressing the core principles that are the foundation of orthopaedic teaching. You will explore the attributes of an effective teacher, guiding educational principles, and the key aspects of creating a productive learning environment. 

Part II: Tuesday, November 3, 9:00 am–4:30 pm, CST

Practical Approaches for Improvement: After establishing the foundations for effective teaching, these sessions help you put guiding principles into motion.

Learn to teach effectively and efficiently in the clinic and in the operating room. Sessions equip you with practical tools that improve your feedback delivery, help to establish expectations with your learners, and engage your students. Also learn how to utilize technology in orthopaedic teaching and best practices for educating virtually!

Your Career as an Orthopaedic Educator: Flip the script and look inward - these sessions focus on YOU! Programming is focused on surviving (and thriving) as an orthopaedic teacher in today’s environment, with a career analysis and tips for wellness and burnout.

Part III: 90-minute Post-Course Follow-Up Session, Date TBD

New this year, faculty want to check in with you 6-months after the course. 

Making changes to a program, rotation, or individual teaching experience is challenging. Whether you are trying to change the culture of a program or working to improve your own individual teaching, all of
us face obstacles to implementation.

Approximately 6 months after the conclusion of the course, we will reconvene, virtually, to share progress and update our fellow participants on individual challenges and successes.

This course sells out every year! Register early to guarantee your spot at this ever-popular event!

Course Directors

Jonathan P. Braman, MD, FAAOS

Robert J. Esther, MD, FAAOS

Registration Fees

AAOS Member/Candidate Member/Associate Member/International Member/U.S. Military*

Nonmember/Other Physician/International Nonmember