Orthopaedic Surgery Residents

Courses & Conferences

Below is a list of approved courses and conferences. Please note that final permission must be obtained from program director and chiefs as well as individual service attending prior to registration.

Approved Courses

  • AO Basic (PGY2)
  • AO Advanced (PGY5)
  • AO Peds (PGY4/5)
  • AO Spine (PGY4/5)
  • AO Hand (PGY4/5)
  • FOT Upper Extremity (PGY2/3)
  • FOT Lower Extremity (PGY2/3)
  • S&N SAIF (PGY4/5)
  • Rocky Mountain Arthroplasty Course (PGY3/Lab residents)
  • Zimmer/Biomet Headquarters Trip; Warsaw, IN (All)
  • AAHKS Resident Course (PGY3/4)
  • AANA Resident Course (PGY4/5)
  • Depuy Synthes Future Leaders (All)

Approved Conferences

  • OTA
  • AOA
  • SRS
  • ASSH
  • MSTS
  • AANA
  • AAOS
  • ASES
  • ORA
  • OREF

AO Courses

DePuy Synthes will pay for each resident to attend one course per calendar year.  Please refer to the instructions below:

  • Your attendance at any course needs to be pre-approved by the chief residents

  • Contact Susan Dinella (sdinella@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) to register at least 2 months in advance.  Susan will pay for your flight and registration directly if you wish to avoid out of pocket costs.
  •  It would be very helpful if a couple of you are planning to attend the same course to let Susan know so that she can register all at once. 
  • Once Susan has registered, Ellena Hayes will start the grant agreement process with DePuy Synthes.
  • The maximum amount per resident is $2,000 which includes for AO Basic registration cost currently $1200 leaving $800 available for airfare, lodging, ground transport, meals (no alcohol). AO Advanced registration cost is $1300 leaving $700 available for the expenses listed above. Keep in mind that costs will most likely exceed the $2,000 unless residents share the cost of a room.
  • All other costs will be reimbursed after your trip by submitting itemized receipts for all expenses along with a W9 to Kristine Zgrocki (Kristina.Zagrocki@pennmedicine.upenn.edu).
  • For additional questions or concerns contact Ellena Hayes (ellena@pennmedicine.upenn.edu)

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