Get ahead with AANA support

Residents & Fellows

Residency and Fellowship are critical points in setting up for a successful career and practice. At every point in your career, AANA is here to support you by providing resources, tools, and opportunities for you to grow, learn and thrive.


Membership is FREE!

Take advantage of all that AANA has to offer through your free membership. Copious benefits, networking opportunities, mentorships, scholarships and more await you through AANA. Join now, Not sure if you’re already an AANA Member? Email us to check,

The highlight of AANA benefits is gaining access to the Arthroscopy journal and its online companions, Arthroscopy Techniques and ASMAR. Through your membership you get free access to these publications, including the journal’s new podcast!

AANA Leadership encourages all Residents and Fellows to carve out time to attend the AANA Annual Meeting. It’s well worth your time, will expand your knowledge and network – nowhere else will you have the unique opportunity to access world renown leaders in arthroscopy. AANA Members receive discounted registration to the AANA Annual Meeting!

 AANA has gathered the tools and resources you need to propel your career forward. Obtain guidance, direction and information crafted by experienced Orthopaedic Surgeons to help you succeed:

  • CV Writing Guide – Tips and tricks for writing your CV so you make what’s important stand out.
  • Interview Tips – What’s the secret sauce for interviewing? What you need to know before you sit down for this conversation.
  • Video Resources – From finding the right job for you, to impacts of healthcare reform on orthopaedics to reading a contract, and everything in between, learn online in short videos.
  • Webinars – Hear it from the experts! Coding tips, what’s beyond fellowship and common business issues.
  • Coding Resources – Recommendations vetted by surgeons experienced with individual surgical techniques and AMA CPT© coding policies.
  • Practice Webpages – Make your presence known and start attracting patients to your practice with integrated interest marketing solutions.
  • Career Center – The ultimate career destination for highly qualified medical professionals, let AANA help connect talent with opportunity.
  • Mentorship Program – Establish a unique partnership to increase involvement and engagement with AANA and the orthopaedic community.
  • Scholarships – The AANA Education Foundation has several scholarship opportunities that can connect you to an AANA live-meeting experience.
  • Lab Courses – Finely tune basic motor skills and proper techniques for knot typing while receiving guidance from expert faculty at the AANA Foundations in Arthroscopy lab courses.
  • DocMatter Participation – Observe clinical recommendations from experts in the field, while also asking the questions you need answered.
  • FREE Online Education – Many AANA online education programs are free for members. Take advantage of this easy way to expand your knowledge.


To be eligible for Resident/Fellow membership, you must:

  • Be a medical or osteopathic doctor
  • Be currently enrolled in a certified orthopaedic residency program or a fellowship within North America


Dues & Fees

  • As an investment in the future of the field, AANA membership is free for residents and fellows.

Obligations of Membership

To maintain your membership, you must:

  • Adhere to all rules, regulations and criteria as outlined in AANA’s Bylaws
  • Participate eagerly and avail yourself of this remarkable opportunity
  • Convert to associate membership upon completion of your training

See a comprehensive list of Member Benefits and apply today!   

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