AAOS Orthopaedic Board Preparation and Review Course
Supporting you from where you are, to where you're going – the redesigned, online board preparation experience.
We meet you where you are – at home, at work, or even on-the-go –offering the review content and study resources that position you to get where you’re going: one step closer to ABOS certification.
This virtual course has been redesigned for convenient, continuous review, with online materials delivered in three phases:
1) February 1 – April 1: Pre-Recorded Lectures
Kick off your review with pre-recorded lectures covering the testable topics, released periodically to pace your review. Faculty draw on material based on common test questions to lead you through the vast amount of content for each specialty area.
Specialty content will be released on the following schedule:
Available Now: Adult Reconstruction, Foot & Ankle, Test-Taking Strategies, Trauma
Course Registrants: Access recorded lectures at learn.aaos.org under "My Activities"
March 1: Pediatrics, Hand & Upper Extremity, Spine
April 1: Basic Science, Sports Medicine, Statistics, Pathology
2) April 20 – 24: Live-Streamed Lectures
Dedicate approximately four hours each day to live-streamed, deep-dive, high-yield review lectures covering the key take-home points for each specialty area. Faculty re-cap the most important testable facts and concepts. Review mock exam questions and participate in interactive Q&A with expert faculty.
3) Post-Course – July 31: Continue Your Review
Build on your progress and review all course content until exam day! Content is available through July 31, 2021. Pop into the online portal at your convenience, whether you have time for a quick lecture, or prefer to dedicate a day to review.
If you are taking Part I of the board exam this July, make this virtual course part of your plan for success!
Course Registrants: Questions about accessing the online course content? See helpful resources at the link below.
“I really liked the format of the course, specifically being able to review the documents and lectures before the live high-yield lectures!"
"It was so helpful to have all the content recorded – I could go back and listen to specific parts of broader specialties as needed."
- 2020 Course Attendees
Check in before the test!
Your registration includes a free live webinar on June 10: AAOS Board Preparation and Review Refresher – Statistics
Save the date! You will be automatically registered for this webinar.
If your residency program subscribes to AAOS ResStudy, you already have access to a fantastic question bank for self-testing. To access, log in at the learn.aaos.org today.
For individual access to a self-test question bank, we recommend a 1-year subscription to OrthoWizard - a question bank of 1,500+ self-assessment questions. Learn more.
A. Jay Khanna, MD, FAAOS
MedStar Georgetown and MedStar Orthopaedic Institute
Francis H. Shen, MD, FAAOS
University of Virginia
Read these AAOS Now articles featuring tips and strategies from your Course Directors:
- How to Prepare for the ABOS Exam in the Age of COVID-19
Published in AAOS Now, January 2021
- How to Prepare for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Exam
Published in AAOS Now, November 2017
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