Resources for Residency Programs

The AAOS provides orthopaedic residency programs with several resources to support resident education and assess resident progress, as well as an excellent opportunity for residents to network and find community -- the AAOS Resident Assembly.

Resident Management Portal

New Resident Enrollment begins April 1 each year, with new resident Membership beginning July 1. To enroll new residents, verify current residents, and update your program director, chair, and/or coordinator, please go to the Resident Management Portal.

For more information, please reference the Resident Management Portal User Manual.

Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge (ROCK) Program

The Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge platform is a comprehensive online learning resource designed specifically for orthopaedic residents. It provides a standardized course of study that covers all aspects of orthopaedics and empowers the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons.

The platform is an invaluable tool for both orthopaedic residency program directors and residents. Features for program directors include a calendar that allows them to schedule assignments and track residents' progress. Dashboards allow program directors to view individual and program performance.

For residents, ROCK provides a multimedia learning environment that includes a wealth of in-depth content. The chapter pre- and post-tests help residents reinforce their understanding of the material, ensuring that they are well-prepared for board exams and their future careers in orthopaedics.

Learn more or contact us.

Residency Programs are Eligible to Receive ROCK for Free Through June 30, 2024.

US-based ACGME-accredited programs with an existing or new subscription to ResStudy will be automatically enrolled in an extended free trial period for ROCK through June 30, 2024. Programs already enrolled in ResStudy can log into ROCK and get started immediately. New ResStudy subscribers can contact AAOS customer service at 800-626-6726 to activate their subscription.


ResStudy is a residency program subscription that helps residents test their knowledge with more than 3,500 practice questions. This unmatched exam collection combines exclusive content from selected Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU) self-assessment examinations and special interest exams across 11 topics, plus questions from five years of Orthopaedic In-Training Examinations (OITEs) from 2018–2022.

Provide your residents with access to ResStudy to:

  • Enhance their study with a vast bank of self assessment from AAOS
  • Gauge learning before and after clinical rotations
  • Build their confidence as they prepare for the OITEs and the Board Examination

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Learn more about the ResStudy learning experience with this video tutorial. Topics covered include logging in, finding your desired exam topic, and building a customized quiz.

Residency program directors and coordinators can call AAOS Customer Service at 800-626-6726 or email our Customer Service Team to order ResStudy.

Already a ResStudy subscriber? To access, log in at the AAOS Online Learning platform.

AAOS Orthopaedic In-Training Examination® (OITE®)

The AAOS Orthopaedic In-Training Examination® (OITE®) is a proctored exam administered each November to U.S. orthopaedic residency programs, as well as participating international residency programs. It serves to provide evidence of the orthopaedic surgeon’s scope of knowledge throughout their training in support of educational advancement.

To learn more, you can visit our page here.

For questions and assistance with the Orthopaedic In-training Examination® (OITE®), please contact our Examinations team at 

AAOS Resident Assembly (RA)

The Resident Assembly (RA) is an advisory body to the AAOS on issues of importance to orthopaedic residents. It is comprised of all orthopaedic surgery residents and fellows-in-training who are pursuing ABOS, AOBOS, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in the United States and Canada.

Each residency program is encouraged to appoint a voting delegate to represent its program on matters of importance to residents. The Resident Delegates represent their respective programs, vote on important issues, enhance communications, and acquire relevant information from and for the RA.

Learn more about Resident Delegates

To enroll new residents, verify current residents, and to update your program director, chair, and/or coordinator, please contact our Membership Specialist at