American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Resident Advisory Panel

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) is forming a Resident Advisory Panel. The Resident Advisory Panel’s purpose is to provide resident feedback to the ABOS Graduate Medical Education Committee as well as the ABOS Communications Task Force. The ABOS’s goal is to assemble a group of orthopaedic residents and give that group the opportunity to provide a resident’s perspective to the ABOS, talk with members of the ABOS Board of Directors, and meet other orthopaedic surgery resident leaders. The ABOS is looking for three residents who are interested in making an impact on their profession.

The panel is open to orthopaedic surgery residents who will be in PGY2 through PGY4 in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program as of July 1, 2021. Selected residents will serve on the panel for two years. There will be several virtual meetings each year. In addition, there will be two in-person meetings each year (after a time deemed appropriate by the ABOS based on general travel guidelines): one at the AAOS Annual Meeting and one at the ABOS offices in North Carolina. The ABOS will cover all direct costs for these meetings, including travel, hotel, and meals. There will also be periodic email requests for feedback from the Advisory Panel.

Residents who are interested in applying must submit the following items together as attachments in an email to by March 1, 2021 at 4 pm ET:

  • Application
  • CV
  • 1-page personal statement outlining the reasons that you would like to serve on the ABOS Resident Advisory Panel
  • Letter of recommendation from your Residency Program Director

Applicants will be notified of their status by April 30, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact


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