The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) develops leaders, strategies, and resources to promote advances in musculoskeletal care. The AOA offers resources and education for orthopaedic surgeons from residency through retirement.

Explore AOA’s resources and education designed specifically for residents and students.

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For student applicants and letter authors
The eSLOR allows for a standard display of the credentials of the letter writer, the degree of involvement between the applicant and the letter writer, and an ability to select answers to questions that are mapped to the 6 ACGME core competencies.
Electronic Standardized Letter of Recommendation (eSLOR)
AOA’s Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) recommends all CORD member programs participate in the Universal Interview Offer Day for the 2022-2023 Orthopaedic Residency Match process on November 14, 2022 at 12:00pm ET.

If an applicant declines/does not respond by Thursday, November 17, 12:00pm ET, the program may extend an invitation to another applicant.

Universal Interview Offer Day
The Orthopaedic Residency Information Network (ORINTM) functions as a central portal of information about all CORD-member orthopaedic surgery residency programs across the United States. Medical students can use this tool to explore orthopaedic surgery residency programs. Programs can use this tool to highlight program information, strengths, and opportunities.
CORD Orthopaedic Residency Information Network (ORIN)