The AAOS Resident Assembly (RA) shall work to review, comment, and recommend advisory opinion submissions from individual residents or resident delegates.
Pursuant to the Resident Assembly Rules, an Advisory Opinion is defined as a formal resolution from the Resident Assembly that is not a product of a systematic review, but rather results from deliberation and votes taken at the RA Annual Meeting.
In essence, Advisory Opinions identify initiatives/opportunities for residents or proposes a specific position or action to be taken by AAOS on resident issues that addresses process issues involving the RA only.
Proposed Advisory Opinions are due to the AAOS by February 15, 2021.
Proposed Advisory Opinions submitted by Resident Assembly Delegates or members of the Executive Committee require one sponsor. Proposed Advisory Opinions submitted by Resident Assembly members require the signature of 20 residents.
For those who may be unfamiliar with the Advisory Opinion process, you can watch a short video by Andy Jensen, MD, former Chair of the Resident Assembly, which will provide details.