About Your Resident Membership

Put your best foot forward with the AAOS at your side offering the resources you need to help ensure your successful future in orthopaedic surgery. Resident Membership gives you access to customizable educational tools that help you get ahead and stay ahead in residency, plus gain acceptance into your fellowship of choice.

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

New Resident Enrollment begins in April each year with new resident membership beginning July 1 of each year. To enroll new residents, verify current residents, and to update your program director, chair, and/or coordinator, please contact our Membership Specialist at join@aaos.org.

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

Get ahead of your studying by using our customizable exam collections. Our proven study tools will help you prepare for and pass one of the most critical tests of your career -- the Board exam.

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JAAOS Unplugged Podcast

Save time and multi-task by tuning into the “JAAOS Unplugged" podcast with content and authors from recent issues. Hosted by a fellow Resident, our podcast helps you continue learning while on the go!

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Orthopaedic Video Theater

Explore quality surgical videos from experts in the field across all orthopaedic areas of interest. Begin to discover where your focus might lie as you prepare to choose a practice specialty.

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Surgical Education Modules

Enhance your learning with access to play-by-play, self-directed online programs that provide real-world surgical applications from actual patient cases and complications.


Career Resources

Practice your interview skills, search the Fellowship Directory and job board, or attend a virtual career fair. Get ahead of your peers with resources from the AAOS Career Center.

Annual Meeting

Gain visibility in the field, network with other physicians from around the world, view posters and paper presentations, find career opportunities, and hear from the top faculty in the field.  

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.