Academy and AOAO Foundation Benefits for Residents
While attending the Annual Fall Meeting in Atlanta, several benefits that the AOAO Foundation and the Academy provide were brought to my attention. I have listed these below to encourage residents to utilize these, or at least be aware of existing opportunities. For those who don’t know, the AOAO Foundation provides financial support to osteopathic orthopedic endeavors in both research and education.
John H. Drabing DO Virtual Library of the AOAO Foundation
Established by the Foundation, subscriptions for this new member benefit beginning in January 2019. The Virtual Library offers access to (6) orthopedic journals: American Journal of Sports Medicine, Injury, Orthopedic Clinics of North America, Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery and the Spine Journal.
Members may subscribe now. Residents in their fifth year of training will have the opportunity to renew their membership with AOAO and receive the Virtual Library at a significant savings. Watch for more details on that after the first of next year.
Scholarship and Award Opportunities for Residents
AOAO Foundation Research Grant – New!
- AOAO members enrolled in a residency or fellowship training program may apply for the Foundation Research Grant.
- Total amount awarded: $5,000
- Details on timeline and submission information are available online.
Outstanding Resident Award – Coming soon!
- A resident is selected based on activities within their residency program, leadership roles, and research projects.
- Details and the award nomination form will be available soon.
Two Abstract Research Travel Scholarships
The AOAO Foundation Board reviews the top scored abstracts submitted to the Annual Meeting. Two recipients are named by August 1. Both recipients must be a 2nd, 3rd or 4th-year resident. Each recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship to offset the cost of travel to the Annual Meeting for which the abstract was submitted.
DonJoy Sports Medicine Research Scholarship
The AOAO Foundation Board selects a recipient from the top scoring scientific research papers in Sports Medicine by June 1st. The recipient must be a 3rd or 4th-year resident to be eligible. This $1,000 scholarship is issued to the recipient’s medical school orthopedic library, to be used by the library.
These benefits have been provided by the generous donations of AOAO members and the guidance of the AOAO Foundation Board of Directors. Please check the resident’s page on the AOAO website for more details, updates, and future discounts to graduating residents.