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.


ResStudy is a residency program subscription that helps residents test their knowledge with more than 3,000 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 seven years of Orthopaedic In-Training Examinations (OITEs) from 2012–2019.

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 face the OITEs and the Board Examination

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 year in November to U.S. orthopaedic residency programs, as well as some international residency programs. It serves to provide evidence of the orthopaedic surgeon’s scope of knowledge throughout their training in support of educational advancement.

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

Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge (ROCK) Program

Filled with content that has been vetted by some of the top names in orthopaedics, the AAOS Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge (ROCK) program sets the standard for orthopaedic knowledge. Whether ROCK is incorporated into your residency education, or you choose to use it independently as a study tool, ROCK facilitates optimal knowledge and optimizes learner outcomes and understanding. You’ll gain the insights and confidence you need to ensure a successful future as a board-certified surgeon who delivers the best patient care.

Access to the ROCK educational content is always complimentary to residents.

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