About Your Resident Membership

Put your best foot forward and ensure that your future in orthopaedic surgery, and acceptance into your fellowship of choice, is next level with access to customizable tools to help you get ahead and stay ahead in Residency.  

Residents who are enrolled in an approved orthopaedic (MD) or osteopathic (DO) residency in the United States and Canada receive Resident Membership free of charge throughout residency training. Resident Members must comply with the AAOS Standards of Professionalism 

New resident enrollment begins each year in April and new resident membership begins July 1. If you are a Residency Coordinator looking for information on how to enroll your residents, please visit here 

Already a Resident Member? Find all of your resources and more here 

Our Resident Members value the Academy's OITE and Board exam prep tools, JAAOS, our quality practice specialty educational content, and much more.

Realize Your Potential With Your Resident Membership

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Exam Prep

Stay ahead of your studying with customizable step-by-step exam collections to help you stay on top of your game and thoroughly prepare for your cases during your residency training.

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JAAOS Unplugged Podcast

Listen to "JAAOS Unplugged" on the go and maximize your time by multitasking and listening to orthopaedic-related podcasts highlighting JAAOS content and authors, with episodes hosted by fellow residents.

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Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT)

Discover your practice specialty of focus and prepare for the next step in your career by exploring over 1,400 exclusive Member-only specialty videos across the orthopaedic landscape.

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Surgical Procedure Education

Enhance your surgical technique knowledge with play-by-play, self-directed online courses featuring almost 500 real-world applications from actual patient cases and complications in the Learning Management System's Surgical Techniques section.

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Career Resources

Jumpstart your career development with AAOS Career Center, where you can practice your interview skills, search the Fellowship Directory, peruse the job board, get your CV reviewed, or attend a virtual career fair so you can gain an advantage in this competitive field.

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AAOS Annual Meeting

With opportunities to present posters and showcase your research, gain insight into the interviewing process with career center resources, hear from the presidential line and orthopaedic leaders from around the world, and attend Resident Assembly events.

What Is Your Resident Membership Worth?

Resident Membership offers incredible value. Membership will provide you with a range of exclusive products, services, and resources that can help you prepare for your Board exams, find a fellowship, select a specialty, and accelerate your career.

Do You Have Questions or Need Assistance?

To learn more about your membership, please contact our Membership Specialist at join@aaos.org.