What is RAOAO?
The RAOAO is a branch of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO), made up of resident members of the AOAO. The purpose of the RAOAO is to unify osteopathic residents of orthopedic surgery through enhanced communication between residents. In addition, residents may serve on AOAO committees and join specialty sections. The RAOAO serves as the collective “voice” of the residents to the AOAO Board of Directors. The RAOAO provides information and mentorship to osteopathic medical students interested in orthopedic surgery.
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Membership in the Academy is free to any physician enrolled in an allopathic or osteopathic residency or fellowship training program in the United States or Canada.
- Network with osteopathic surgeons by getting involved in AOAO committees
- Join specialty sections of the AOAO
- Reduced fees to the Postgraduate Seminar and Annual Meeting
Documents Needed During Residency Training
- Resident Handbook
- The AOAO Guidelines for the Resident Literature Review, Case Report, Scientific Paper, or Poster Presentation
- Basic Standards for Fellowship Training in Orthopedic Hand Surgery [PDF]
- Basic Standards for Residency Training in Orthopedic Surgery [PDF]
- Resident Handbook [PDF]
- The AOAO Guidelines for the Resident Literature Review, Case Report, Scientific Paper, or Poster Presentation [PDF]
- Candidate Member Information
- Online Membership Application Form
AOA Residency & Fellowship Programs
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AOA training programs will be able to advertise and update available postdoctoral training positions on the AOA website.
Opportunities for Required Scholarly Activity
Abstract Submission and Recognition
The AOAO is accepting abstract submissions for possible inclusion in future publications of the Academy’s e-newsletter, The Orthopod. Abstracts must be original research on any topic related to the field of orthopedics and may be submitted by any member of the Academy.
- Abstract may be a case study or literature review.
- Abstract must be in the proper format. Click here for an example.
- Abstracts submitted previously in any peer-reviewed journal will NOT be accepted.
- Submission to The Orthopod does not preclude you from submitting to other publications.
- Abstracts submitted by residents through the AOAO Case Log System may also be submitted but must first receive Program Director approval.
- There is no limit to the number of abstracts submitted by each member.
The Editor of The Orthopod will review submissions and determine acceptance for future publications based on relevance of research and quality of content. Either the Editor or the AOAO administrative office will notify abstract authors of acceptance and anticipated publication date.
Submit abstracts to The Orthopod editor at Orthopodeditor@aoao.org.
The Academy accepts abstract submissions from medical students, residents, and fellows. Instructions, guidelines and the submission site are provided online in early March. Abstracts may be submitted until early June. Abstracts are then reviewed and scored by the Residents and Fellows Committee. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified with instructions on how to submit a digital poster. Accepted posters will be displayed on digital monitors at the Annual Meeting. Abstracts receiving top scores are invited to present during a Digital Poster Presentation Session at the Annual Meeting.
All accepted abstracts and posters are included in the meeting app.