Resident Curriculum FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the curriculum be available?

Which residency programs are eligible to access the curriculum?

How is the content formatted within the curriculum?

What types of resources are included within the curriculum?

Where will I access the curriculum?

Can I customize the content to fit my own program’s needs?

Will the content be updated periodically?

How much does the curriculum cost?

What are the key objectives of this educational program?

I’m a Resident…what’s in it for me?

I’m a Program Director…what’s in it for me?

 

When will the curriculum be available?
Full functionality will be available in June 2021, prior to the 2021 program-year start.

Which residency programs are eligible to access the curriculum?
The curriculum is available to U.S.-based, ACGME-accredited programs at this time.

How is the content formatted within the curriculum?
This educational product is a knowledge curriculum that identifies a baseline for education and establishes a core knowledge base for orthopaedic residency training, both clinical and surgical. The content is comprehensive, providing bullet points for quick study and expanded content for more in-depth learning. It is designed as a two-year program, covering 11 subspecialty areas with junior- and senior-focused content. Additional resources linked to the content offer additional learning opportunities and allow the resident to drill down into the content.  

What types of resources are included within the curriculum?
Over 500 authors are contributing content across 552 topics, supplemented by resources including:

  • 1000+ full-text book chapters
  • 1000+ full-text journal articles
  • 500+ videos from AAOS Annual Meeting and OVT
  • 5,000+ assessment items
  • 1,500+ surgical images, radiographs, cases, and illustrations

Where will I access the curriculum?
The curriculum is hosted online through a technology platform that delivers a seamless and modern user experience, accessible and responsive across devices.

Can I customize the content to fit my own program’s needs?
Programs will be able to align the curriculum content with their own calendars and sequence topics according to their pace and schedules. The curriculum’s content can be incorporated at the depth and timing appropriate to achieve program-wide or individual learner’s goals. Existing curriculum resources can be seamlessly integrated, and analytics will provide data on resident progress and performance.

Will the content be updated periodically?
The content will be “living” and will be updated regularly, ensuring that the most current, relevant content is being offered. Ongoing engagement and feedback from users will guide enhancements of timely updates and releases.

How much does the curriculum cost?
Access to the curriculum is complimentary for the curriculum’s introductory year (June 2021 – June 2022), offering a trial year for residency programs to explore the content and utilize the functionality. Onboarding support will be available to assist you. The content will remain free-of-charge to residents.

What are the key objectives of this educational program?

  • Engage learners with critical content in all anatomical and subspecialty areas in line with the OITE and ABOS Part I Exam to ensure standards are met to mastery; 
  • Provide a framework for identifying struggling learners early on and assist them through remediation and additional study materials;
  • Improve resident access to non-core content (specialty areas) that supports a deeper education in subspecialty areas; 
  • Provide residents with learning experiences that elevate confidence and foster success
  • Monitor and assess each resident's progress for the purpose of improving resident achievement

I’m a Resident…what’s in it for me?

  • Engage with critical, trusted, and robust content across all anatomical and specialty areas for a deeper, structured, well-rounded orthopaedic residency education including skills and techniques development
  • Build your confidence in non-core specialty areas and dig deeper into areas of further study
  • Master the right content at each stage of your residency education to build a strong foundation and be adequately prepared for the OITE and ABOS Part I Exam
  • Access your curriculum resources in a single, easy-access platform across devices with searchable, topic-based content

I’m a Program Director…what’s in it for me?

  • Engage your residents with extensive, trusted content across all anatomical and specialty areas, supporting a deeper, structured, well-rounded orthopaedic residency education, including skills and techniques
  • Minimize your time spent on curriculum development and planning with a ready-made course of study, accessible across devices
  • Tailor the curriculum to your specific program calendar and needs with easy integration of your existing education resources and targeted learning paths
  • Align program education, delivery, and assessment to mitigate variation in teaching approaches and content frameworks across residency programs.
  • Monitor individual resident progress in real-time and identify struggling learners early on to assist them through remediation with additional study materials

For questions, comments or assistance, please contact residentcurriculum@aaos.org