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 AOA Resident Leadership Forum
Boston, MA
The Westin Copley Place
June 26-27, 2018

2018 C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum Nominations

Nominations for the C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum are now open. Please click here to submit up to two PGY4 Resident Leaders.

Program Directors and Department Chairs from accredited institutions are invited to nominate up to two outstanding PGY4 residents to attend the 2018 C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum. 

This nomination acknowledges PGY4 residents as up-and-coming orthopaedic leaders and provides educational content to help attendees to develop their leadership skills. 
Please note: Nominations will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Participantss 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

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

RLF Nomination & Registration Process

Attendance at the 2018 AOA C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum is a two-step process: 

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

Registration: Opens in February 2018
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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

8:30am Welcome 
Mattias Bostrom, MD, FAOA, 2018 Chair, C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum
AOA Presidential Line: Introduction to The American Orthopaedic Association 
8:50am Leading as a Chief Resident
Samir Mehta, MD, FAOA

11:10am Lunch

12:30pm Medical Economics

1:30pm Break

1:50pm Setting up a Practice: Academic, Private, Hospital-Employed
William N. Levine, MD, FAOA; Xavier Duralde, MD, FAOA

3:20pm  Break

3:35pm Leading as an Early Career Surgeon
4:40pm  Break

4:50pm Orthopaedic Mythbusters: Residency & Fellowship
Joseph Bernstein, MD, FAOA; Paul Tornetta, III, MD, FAOA; Douglas R. Dirschl, MD; FAOA

6:30pm  C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum Reception 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

8:45am Residents as Teachers
Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, MD, FAOA; April Armstrong, MD, FRCSC, FAOA
10:00am  Break
10:15am  To be determined
11:15am  Lunch
12:15pm  Strategy vs. Tactics
1:15pm  American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) presentation

1:25pm  Intro to the AOA's Emerging Leaders Program
1:35pm  Break 

1:45pm  Collaboration Project: C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum/Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) Program  
3:00pm  Conclusion 

5:45pm  President's Welcome Reception 

About C. McCollister Evarts, MD, FAOA

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.