AAOS Orthopaedic Board Preparation and Review Course

April 14 - 18, 2020, Chicago, IL

Commit these 4.5 days to intensive and focused review sessions designed specifically to help you pass the most important exam of your career – the first time.

Faculty draw on material based on common test questions to guide you through the vast amount of content for each specialty area. This focused approach includes dedicated time for high-yield review sessions to re-cap the most important testable facts and concepts.

This blended learning program is the premier course with exclusive pre- and post-event resources with online access to study resources to build your confidence at your own pace. Start preparing early - access to the pre-course content on an exclusive registrant portal is available upon registration, and is accessible through July 31, 2020! View the “Attendee Resources” tab for more information.

If you are taking Part I of the board exam in 2020, this course should be part of your study plan for success!

“A very effective portion of the course was learning test-taking strategies and how to avoid eliminating the correct answer. I've been applying it and am already seeing benefits from those techniques."   - 2019 Course Attendee

Access the pre-course companion website in January!

Content will be available through July 31.

  • 10 recorded webinars on study topics across orthopaedics
  • Online high-yield videos: 8 sessions on key study points for each orthopaedic specialty area
  • Download the PDF syllabus 1 week prior to the course

Get more test questions!

If your residency program subscribes to AAOS ResStudy, you already have access to a fantastic question bank for self-testing. Log in today!

For individual access to a self-test question bank, take advantage of this special offer for a short-term subscription to 2700+ AAOS self-assessment questions on OrthoWizard! Special rate of $130 for course attendees only. Accessible April 1– September 30, 2020. 

Check in before the test!

Your registration includes a free live webinar on June 11: AAOS Board Preparation and Review Refresher – Pathology
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Course Directors

A. Jay Khanna, MD
Johns Hopkins

Francis H. Shen, MD
University of Virginia

An article featuring Course Director A. Jay Khanna, MDHow to Prepare for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Exam
Published in AAOS Now, November 2017

Registration Fees


Orthopaedic Resident, Post-Residency in Fellowship, Nurse, Allied Health, PA, Active U.S. Military

AAOS Member, Candidate Member, Associate Member, International Member

AAOS Emeritus Member


Nonmember, International Nonmember, Other Physician, Non-MD Practitioner, Non-Physician

Refund & Cancellation Policies

Refund Policy

Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service at: customerservice@aaos.org or mail to AAOS, 9400 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018.

Course cancellations are subject to the following refund policy. Webinars and Webcast registration fees are non-refundable (you will be notified if a replay is available to watch at a later date convenient for you).

30+ days prior to the course - course fee less $150 [cancellation fee] will be issued

29 to 15 days prior to the course -50% refund will be issued

14 days or less prior to the course - no refunds will be issued


Course Cancellation

The Academy reserves the right to cancel a course thirty (30) days prior to the course start date. Any person who has registered for the course will be notified by email at the address noted in the AAOS member database. A telephone call will also be made to each registrant for whom a number is available. Persons whose registration is received after a course is cancelled will be notified by telephone and email. Registration fees will be refunded in full. However, other costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

For additional information or to register, call AAOS Customer Service Department at 1 (800) 626-6726 (US & Canada) or 1-847-823-7186 for outside US & Canada Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM CT or email: customerservice@aaos.org