AAHKS Resident Arthroplasty Course

Applications for the 2024 Resident Course will open in early May 2024.

About the Resident Arthroplasty Course

Sponsored by AAHKS, the didactic Resident Arthroplasty Course will take place on Friday, November 8, 2024. The accompanying hands-on Resident Lab Course will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2024. 

The 2024 application period will open in early May.

The Resident Arthroplasty Course and its accompanying Lab Courses (see more about labs below) provide residents with the opportunity to learn the latest information regarding total joint arthroplasty from nationally renowned experts. This course has been specifically created for residents in the PGY3/PGY4 year of their orthopaedic surgery training; however, all residents who feel they may benefit from this course are welcome to apply and attend if space is available. The didactic Resident Course includes both large- and small-group sessions, where surgical techniques and cases will be reviewed, allowing significant interaction with the faculty. A maximum of 150 residents from the United States and Canada will be eligible to participate in this learning opportunity.

View the 2023 Resident Arthroplasty Course Agenda here.


About the Resident Lab Course 

Residents also may attend a full-day Lab Course on Thursday, November 7, prior to the didactic Resident Couse. The Lab Course will begin in the morning with a bioskills session, pairing residents with orthopaedic faculty from around the country for intimate, hands-on learning. Next, residents will attend a working lunch session/Resident Business Course. They will then finish the day by attending a one-hour hands-on session in cementing techniques.

View the 2023 Resident Lab Course Agenda here.

Please Note: Although the AAOS Orthopaedic In-Training Examination® (OITE) testing window is November 3-12, 2023, AAHKS will not be administering the exam in Dallas. Accepted residents must make arrangements to take the OITE on a day that does not conflict with the AAHKS Annual Meeting. Residency programs should plan on scheduling the examination as they have done in the past: selecting a single, primary testing date and an additional back-up day for scheduling conflicts and unanticipated cancellations.

2023 Faculty

  • Sara J. Shippee Wallace, MD, MPH, Course Chair 
  • Nathanael D. Heckmann, MD, Course Co-Chair 
  • Leonard T. Buller, MD, Lab Course Chair
  • R. Michael Meneghini, MD, Lab Course Co-Chair
  • Nicholas A. Bedard, MD, Cement Lab Chair
  • P. Maxwell Courtney, MD, Cement Lab Co-Chair

The 2023 application period has now closed. Selected participants will receive complimentary registration to the Resident Arthroplasty Course, Resident Lab Course and the AAHKS Annual Meeting. AAHKS will also cover economy airfare up to $500.00, hotel accommodations and meals. For inquiries, please contact:

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