The 2021 C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum will be fully virtual. The AOA’s RLF  attendees learn leadership concepts, gain new perspectives, and share best practices. Participants from across the US and Canada make vital connections with peers and with AOA’s established leaders. Orthopaedic residency programs benefit from sending residents, who return to share new knowledge and experiences with others in the program.

Who Can Attend

Outstanding PGY4 residents from accredited institutions who have garnered recognition as up-and-coming orthopaedic leaders within their program are nominated by their Program Directors and Department Chairs. Only two residents per institution are permitted to attend the C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum.

Nominations for the 2021 C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum are currently open.

Nominate a PGY4 Resident

Attendance at the 2021 AOA C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum is a two-step process:

Nominations are open until June 1, 2021.

Nominate now.

Registration is open here.

Because this is a closed event, residents must be logged in using their AOA credentials.

Please Note: Nominations will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once your institution has nominated your PGY4 residents and registration is open, the Residency Coordinator, Nominator, or Nominee(s) can register the Nominee(s) online for the Resident Leadership Forum.

Register here. 

To register, residents must be logged in with the email used to create their nomination.

2021 Virtual Resident Leadership Forum
Monday, June 7, 2021  12:30pm – 5:00pm ET
Tuesday, June 8, 2021  12:30pm – 4:00pm ET


Monday, June 7, 2021

12:30pm – 12:45pm  ET   Welcome/Introduction to the AOA

12:45pm – 1:35pm ET        Leading as a Chief Resident

1:35pm – 1:45pm ET          Break

1:45pm – 3:50pm ET         Team Building

3:50pm – 4:00pm ET        Break

4:00pm – 5:00pm ET        Finding Your 1st Job

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

12:30pm – 12:35pm ET     Welcome

12:35pm – 1:00pm ET      Small Group Discussion: Experience with Teams in Your Workplace

1:00pm – 2:00pm ET       Residents as Teachers

2:00pm – 2:40pm  ET      Strategy vs. Tactics

2:40pm – 2:50pm ET        Break

2:50pm – 3:50pm ET         Orthopaedic Mythbusters

3:50pm – 4:00pm ET         Introduction to the ELP

4:00pm ET                           Closing Remarks

About C. McCollister Evarts, MD, FAOA

C. McCollister Evarts, MD, FAOA

In recognition of Dr. Evarts’ transformational gift to the AOA, the Executive Committee honored Dr. Evarts by renaming the Resident Leadership Forum as the C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum in 2016.

Dr. Evarts has had a tremendous impact on orthopaedics. 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 served as AOA President in 1985. He also served as President for AAHC, Hip Society, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and OMeGA Medical Grants Association. 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.