Lifelong orthopaedic learning is at the core
of the Academy’s mission.

That’s why AAOS is committed to helping every member grow, succeed and thrive in the orthopaedic surgery profession. AAOS provides its members with the knowledge, education, clinical tools, and professional support that allow you to meet the challenges of your chosen specialty interest and build mastery throughout your career.

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Online CME

Explore more than 100 online education and CME activities that you can complete anywhere at your own pace. Includes CME opportunities in all specialties available through JAAOS, webinars, and lectures. Credits automatically post to your AAOS Learning Portfolio profile.


Test your knowledge, identify areas for focused study, and earn CME. AAOS offers 10 special interest self-assessment exams in Scored and Recorded, and Self-Recorded formats. We also offer the Orthopaedic-in-Training Examination (OITE) and OKU 12 Self-Assessment Examination.

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Publications and eBooks

From traditional print books to eBooks and mobile apps, find the most highly regarded resources for the in-depth knowledge you need in every area of orthopaedic surgery, including all subspecialties.

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Courses and Webinars

Select from a wide range of live educational AAOS events, conferences and webinars. Access more than 50 AAOS educational offerings held at locations across the country, at the OLC Education and Conference Center, and right in your own home.

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Video Gallery

Watch hundreds of high-quality, peer-reviewed AAOS videos that enhance your understanding of advanced techniques and approaches in all orthopaedic specialties. Gain immediate access with improved navigation and viewing using the AAOS Access App.

Maintenance of Certification


AAOS is committed to providing you with the resources you need to prepare for recertification and meet your MOC requirements. 

Our free Learning Portfolio  helps you track CME credits and shows you how many credits you need and when.

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Practice Resources

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AAOS supports the practice side of your business with resources that enhance your success at coding and billing, regulatory compliance and practice management at every stage of your career.

Our practice management resources offer support with:

  • Compliance
  • Value-based payment models
  • Coding
  • Payer issues
  • Meaningful use
  • Practice ownership, administration and staffing

Practice Resources


For Your Patients

OrthoInfo - the Academy's patient education website -- is one of the few peer reviewed orthopaedic resources for patients on the internet.

Richly illustrated articles, animations and videos help patients to understand orthopaedic conditions, common treatments, surgical procedures, and recovery.

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