AAOS One-Day Part II Board Preparation and Review

May 1, 2021, Virtual Course

Course #2103358

Focus your preparation and gain confidence for the 2021 oral examination

Spend a virtual day with Board Certified Academy Fellows to practice and build plans for your successful case presentation and defense. Understand Part II exam expectations through:

  • Video examples of case presentations
  • Discussion with questions and answers
  • Faculty instruction on case presentation
  • Tips on presenting complication cases

Then, YOU present! Using two of your own patient cases (from your ABOS Candidate Dashboard, Available April 2021), gain first-hand presentation experience in individual simulated oral examination sessions with fellowship-trained faculty selected across the specialties. Mock interviews will take place via video conferencing.

Experience different questioning styles, get unfiltered feedback and advice, uncover common mistakes, and formulate ways to bridge gaps in your defense.

Not ready to present your cases? Not taking Part II in 2021? Be an Observer!

At a reduced rate, observing is a great opportunity to watch your peers, listen to feedback and faculty critique, and participate in the overview lectures. For those taking the exam in the future, guide your collection and preparation year and avoid mistakes early on.

Observing participants sit in on the overview lectures and watch as peers present real patient cases in simulated mock oral sessions. All mock interviews will take place via video conferencing, where you can join the virtual presentations rooms to listen to feedback and faculty critique, and observe various questioning styles. Make note of common mistakes and formulate ways to avoid trouble to guide your own collection and preparation year.

Webinar: For those taking the exam in 2022, join the AAOS Part II 2022 Board Certification Preparation webinar on March 18, 2021! Experts offer insights to help you get started on the year-long preparation process. 

Optional Add-On: One-on-One Consultation Sessions 

These limited capacity sessions sell out quickly! Register early to reserve your specialty.

These sessions fill fast each year! Please check session availability on the “Program Details” tab.

For an additional fee, register for one 20-minute personalized session with a faculty member to ask additional questions beyond your presentation session to further improve your presentation and defense.

As the capacity for each session is very limited, registration is limited to one consultation slot per registrant.

Registration options for these sessions are shown during the check-out process and have an additional fee of $199.

Course Directors

Anish R. Kadakia, MD, FAAOS

Vineeta T. Swaroop, MD, FAAOS

Apurva Shah, MD, MBA, FAAOS

Brian M. Weatherford, MD, FAAOS

Registration Details

Room Selection for Presenting Participants
After registering, you will receive a link to indicate your preferred specialty-focused presentation room. 

Available Specialties:

Foot & Ankle
Hand/Upper Extremity

Room Selection for Observing Participants
After registering, you will receive an email to indicate your specialty room preference for initial case observation. Observing participants can switch specialty rooms throughout the course to experience various questioning styles and feedback.

Registration Rates


AAOS Member, Candidate Member, Associate Member, International Member
Presenter: $999
Observer: $699

Orthopaedic Resident, Post-Residency in Fellowship, U.S. Military
Presenter: $899
Observer: $599


Nonmember Orthopaedic Surgeon, International Nonmember, Other Physician Non-MD Practitioner, Non-Physician
Presenter: $1,099
Observer: $799