What is RAOAO?

The RAOAO is a branch of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO), made up of resident members of the AOAO.  The purpose of the RAOAO is to unify osteopathic residents of orthopedic surgery through enhanced communication between residents.  The RAOAO serves as the collective “voice” of the residents to the AOAO Board of Directors meetings.  In addition, the RAOAO provides information to osteopathic medical students interested in orthopedic surgery. CONTACT US:

Useful Documents

Basic Standards

AOA Residency & Fellowship Programs

Have training slots available? Need help recruiting?

AOA training programs will be able to advertise and update available postdoctoral training positions on the AOA website at

  • This service is free to all institutions who would like to post available positions on AOA Post Match
  • This service will be available 24/7/365 so programs may advertise and update available positions at any time
  • Any approved AOA program may advertise an available position, even fellowship positions
  • Use this service to advertise OGME 2 and above slots
  • Participation in AOA Post Match is voluntary. All AOA programs are encouraged to advertise available training positions, but are not required to participate

Institutions will need their AOA Opportunities Username/Password to post available positions. Institutions needing assistance should contact AOA staff at (800) 621-1773, ext. 8289 or

Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts to The Orthopod

The AOAO is accepting abstract submissions for possible inclusion in future publications of the Academy’s e-newsletter, The Orthopod. Abstracts must be original research on any topic related to the field of orthopedics and may be submitted by any member of the Academy.

  • Abstract may be a case study or literature review.
  • Abstract must be in the proper format. Click here for an example.
  • Abstracts submitted previously in any peer-reviewed journal will NOT be accepted.
  • Submission to The Orthopod does not preclude you from submitting to other publications.
  • Abstracts submitted by residents through the AOAO Case Log System may also be submitted but must first receive Program Director approval.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts submitted by each member.

The Editor of The Orthopod will review submissions and determine acceptance for future publications based on relevance of research and quality of content. Either the Editor or the AOAO administrative office will notify abstract authors of acceptance and anticipated publication date.


Submit abstracts to The Orthopod editor at


Suggested Resources


Fracture Handbook:

Physical Exam:

General Orthopedics: