AOA C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum

The C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum takes place annually just prior to the start of the AOA's Annual Meeting. Program Directors and Department Chairs nominate and send outstanding PGY4 residents to gain leadership skills and resources. C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum participants interact with peers from across the US and Canada, gaining new perspectives, sharing best practices, and making vital connections with one another and AOA's established leaders. 

Programs benefit from sending residents who return to share new knowledge and experiences with others in the program. 

2018 C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum Nominations

Nominations for the C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum are open: Submit here.

Program Directors and Department Chairs from accredited institutions are invited to nominate up to two outstanding PGY4 residents to attend The C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum. Nomination to this Forum acknowledges PGY4 residents as up-and-coming orthopaedic leaders with this opportunity to develop their leadership skills.

Please note: Nominations will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Attendees will:

  • Develop enhanced leadership skills through dynamic presentations
  • Learn leadership strategies to share with other residents in your training programs
  • Network with other Resident Leaders, AOA members, mingle with Emerging Leaders Forum participants, and engage expert speakers
  • Have the opportunity to attend the first full day of the Annual Meeting of The American Orthopaedic Association for no additional fee
  • Earn automatic eligibility to join the AOA's Emerging Leaders Program
2018 AOA Resident Leadership Forum
Boston, MA
The Westin Copley Place
June 26-27, 2018

RLF Nomination & Registration Process

Attendance at the AOA C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum is a two-step process: 

Step 1. Make a nomination(s). 
Step 2. Register the participant(s).

Please Note: Once your institution has nominated your PGY4 resident(s) and registration is open, the Residency Coordinator, Nominator, or Nominee(s) can register the Nominee(s) online for the Resident Leadership Forum.

The institution is responsible for each participating nominee's:

  • $600 registration fee, which includes attendee materials, some meals, and the first full day of attendance at the AOA's Annual Meeting
  • Travel arrangements and expenses
  • Lodging arrangements and expenses

About C. McCollister Evarts, MD

In recognition of Dr. Evarts’ transformational gift, the Executive Committee has chosen to honor him by renaming the Resident Leadership Forum as the C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum.

Dr. Evarts' impact on orthopaedics has been significant. Among his many achievements, he has co-authored over 200 articles, edited numerous publications, held a wide range of visiting professorships and appointments, and participated on countless committees. He has served as Chair of two Orthopaedic Departments, CEO and Dean of two academic health centers, and been the recipient of many honors and awards—including the AOA’s Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award in 2006. Dr. Evarts has served as President not only for the AOA, but also for the AAHC, Hip Society, ABOS, and OMeGA Medical Grants. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine. He acknowledges that without the support of family and friends, all his other achievements would be diminished.