AANA’s Resident/Fellow Course: Foundations in Arthroscopy provides beginning arthroscopists with superior operative expertise and finely-tuned motor skills that will help them make the best treatment decisions for their patients.

Since the first course was held in 2001, AANA has set the standard in fundamental arthroscopic education for residents and fellows and has trained nearly 2,000 residents from across the country. Many residency programs choose to send all of their PGY2 or PGY3 residents as a core part of their curriculum to establish a solid foundation for future training and a surgical career in arthroscopy.

The greatest strength of the course is the dedication of the faculty and the relationships forged between the faculty and the residents. The course provides extensive hands-on skill development, personal guidance from legendary surgeons, and the insights that can only come from close 1-on-1 interactions.

Upcoming Courses

4th Annual Fellows and Chief Residents Course

7th Annual Fellows and Chief Residents Course

March 15-16, 2024 The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC)

Course Co-Chairs:
Michael J. Alaia, M.D.
Jovan R. Laskovski, M.D., FAANA
Brian R. Waterman, M.D., FAANA

Intended for arthroscopy fellows completing their training and preparing for practice along with PGY5 residents with an interest in arthroscopy and sports medicine, this 1 ½-day advanced skills course features extensive cadaver lab time for hands-on open and arthroscopic surgical skills development as well as relevant updates on current techniques. Lab sessions are enhanced with interactive demonstrations and discussions, including audience participation on topics such as making diagnoses, operative procedures, patient cases and practice management. The ultimate goal is for participants to look back on this weekend as one of the greatest educational experiences of their careers.