Resident Assembly

Resident Assembly Executive Committee

The following AAOS Residents are members of the Resident Assembly Executive Committee 2018-2019

Andrew Jensen, MD: Chair
Nicholas Bonazza, MD: Vice Chair
Patrick Marinello, MD: Past Chair

Kevin Cronin, MD: Health Policy Committee Chair 
Ahmed Siddiqi, MD: Career Development Committee Chair 
Bonnie Chien, MD: Education Committee Chair
Prem Ramkumar, MBA, MD: Technology Committee Chair
Megan Wolf, MD: Research Committee Chair
Robert Graham, MD: Member-at-Large
Mitchell Fourman, MD Member-at-Large

The Executive Committee can be reached at .

Many of the members of the Resident Assembly Executive Committee are members of The Capitol Club.  To get involved with the Orthopaedic PAC, visit AAOS' Advocacy page for more information .





The Resident Assembly at Annual Meeting

The Resident Assembly holds its committee meetings, the Open Forum, and the Business Meeting during Annual Meeting each year.  Check back closer to the date for updates on Las Vegas '19!


Become a Resident Assembly Delegate

Each residency program is asked to nominate one Resident to be the Resident Delegate to the Resident Assembly. Each year, the Resident Delegate is invited to attend the AAOS Resident Assembly Annual Meeting at the AAOS Annual meeting (Thursday afternoon) as the voting representative for his/her orthopaedic residency program. All residents are also invited to attend this meeting and be part of the Resident Assembly. This individual will periodically receive correspondence from the Academy concerning resident programs or activities that directly relate to their resident colleagues. They are asked to forward the information to their fellow residents and provide feedback to the Academy. Resident delegates as well as residents have the opportunity to serve in leadership positions within the Resident Assembly: Chair, Vice-Chair of Administration, and committee chairs. Committees are available for delegates and residents interested in the areas of education, health policy, practice management, research and technology.

If your program does not have a delegate listed and you wish to volunteer, please fill out the Resident Delegate Application Form. If you have any questions, or would like to return your completed form, please e-mail Kristen Erickson or Erin Volland at the Academy.

Resident Assembly Delegates

Programs without Delegates

last updated 3.5.2018

Resident Assembly Advisory Opinions and Open Forum

For consideration at the Resident Assembly's meeting during the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, proposed Advisory Opinions are due to the AAOS by six weeks prior to the Annual Meeting.

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.  The Advisory Opinion sponsor is responsible for identifying a spokesperson, someone who can "speak to" the proposed Advisory Opinion during the Resident Assembly Open Forum.

For reference:
2018 Rules for Advisory Opinions

2018 Advisory Opinion Submissions

2018 Advisory Opinion Checklist

Join a Resident Assembly Committee

The Resident Assembly has five subject committees: Education, Health Policy, Practice Management, Research, and Technology.  There is also a Global Health Workgroup.  All committees meet during the Annual Meeting.

Sign up for a committee.

RA Charges and Goals 2018-2019

AAOS Resident Education & Research

The Residents Education Forum inaugural meeting was held at the 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego.  Below are reports from the information gathered at the forum.  Information from the 2018 Education Forum is forthcoming. 

REF: Feedback and Evaluations

REF: Simulation
REF: OITE and Board Prep
REF: Cadaver Lab
REF: Operative Experience

View the Video Gallery, Webinars, Journals and the Residents' Newsletter on our Education page.

Planning a Research Study?  Check out our Research Roadmap.

Resident Assembly Agenda Books - 2018

Power point presentations you can use to present updates to fellow residents, or to learn more about the AAOS Resident Assembly: