American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Resident Advisory Panel

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Resident Advisory Panel provides resident feedback to the ABOS Graduate Medical Education Committee as well as the ABOS Communications Committee. The ABOS’s goal is to assemble a group of engaged orthopaedic surgery 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 four 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, 2024. Selected residents will serve on the panel for two years. The newly selected panelist will work with the current group for one year.

There will be several virtual meetings each year. In addition, there will be an in-person meetings each year at the AAOS Annual Meeting. The ABOS will cover all direct costs for the in-person meeting, including travel, hotel, and meals. There will also be periodic email requests for feedback from the Advisory Panel. Each year the Panel has the opportunity to propose a GME or Communications project to help the ABOS and/or orthopaedic surgery residents.

Residents who are interested in applying must submit the following items together as ONE attachment in an email to by March 1, 2024:

  • Application
  • CV
  • 1-page personal statement outlining why you want to serve and what you hope to accomplish during the two-year term. Please include information about a residency-related problem that you faced and how you went about solving it
  • Letter of recommendation from your Residency Program Director

Applicants will be notified of their status by May 2024. If you have any questions, please contact

Current members of the ABOS Resident Advisory Panel are:

  • Justice Achonu, MD, Stony Brook University Hospital
  • Steven Greene, MD, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Christopher Johnson, MD, PhD, University of Chicago
  • Michelle Lawson, MD, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Mary Kate Skalitzky, MD, University of Iowa
  • Joseph Sliepka, MD, University of Washington
  • Clay Townsend, MD, Temple University Hospital
  • Claire Isabelle Verret, MD, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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