Resident Scholarship Program

The AOFAS Resident Scholarship Program provides an incredible opportunity for orthopaedic surgery residents to explore the foot and ankle specialty and learn from leaders in the field.

Scholarship recipients will attend the AOFAS Annual Meeting 2017 in Seattle as guests of the Society. The scholarship covers registration fees for all Annual Meeting activities, including the Pre-meeting Course and Young Orthopaedic Surgeons Forum, along with lodging and a transportation stipend. In addition, Resident Scholars attend an exclusive dinner where they can network with experienced surgeons who serve as "mentors" in the program, as well as other scholarship recipients.

Orthopaedic surgery residents in the US and Canada who are PGY-1, PGY-2, and PGY-3 during the 2016-17 academic year are eligible to apply​. Applications are evaluated on a competitve basis. 

Download the 2017 Resident Scholarship Application

 2016 Resident Scholars


Program Guidelines

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society awards Resident Scholarships to PGY-1, PGY-2, and PGY-3 orthopaedic residents in US and Canadian training programs. This is an opportunity to attend the AOFAS Annual Meeting, learn more about foot and ankle surgery, and network with leading foot and ankle surgeons. 

Scholarship Criteria

The applicant must:

  • Be an orthopaedic surgery resident in first, second, or third year of training (excluding time spent in research) in a US or Canadian training program
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for and have a sincere interest in foot and ankle surgery
  • Be in good academic standing

Application Process

Applicants must:

  • Complete and submit the application by the deadline of March 1, 2017
  • Include a personal statement (no longer than 500 words) describing their interest in foot and ankle, what they want to learn from this experience, and how they will share what they learn
  • Include a curriculum vitae
  • Obtain a written recommendation from their orthopaedic training program director

Resident Scholarship Selection

Resident scholarship recipients are selected by the AOFAS Awards and Scholarships Committee based on assessment of the resident’s application, demonstrated interest in foot and ankle, and recommendation of the training program director.

For more information, contact or call 847-430-5082.

Note: The Resident Scholarship is a non-transferable, one-time-only opportunity. Scholars agree to abide by program terms and acknowledge that acceptance of a scholarship precludes receiving any future resident scholarships. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


 Thank You for Your Support


The AOFAS Resident Scholarship Program is funded by the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, supported in part by grants from Arthrex, Inc., Stryker, Inc., and Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

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Congratulations to the 2016 Resident Scholars​!

Mostafa Abousayed, MB BCh
Christopher Adair, MD
Craig Chike Akoh, MD
Shannon Alejandro, MD
Dillon Arango, MD
Lara Atwater, MD
Malick Bachabi, MD
Patrick Barousse, MD
Taylor Beahrs, MD
David Beck, MD
Christopher Belyea, MD, MBA
Kevin Campbell, MD
Jeremy Chan, MD
Megan Clair Chapter, DO
Grant Cochran, MD
Catherine Conlin, MD
Sally Corey, DO
Matthew Crawford, MD
James Davies, MD
Robert G. Dekker, MD
Fred Finney, MD
Jason A. Fogleman, MD
Mitchell Fourman, MD
Rabun Fox, MD
David A. Goss, Jr., DO
Roman Guerrero-Maestre, MD
Ajay Gurbani, MD
David Hankins, MD
Sarah Heintzman, MD
Karl Henrikson, MD
Adam Huff, MD
Sean Lannon, MD
Brian Lau, MD
Robert Lewis, MD
Evan Loewy, MD
Andrew P. Matson, MD
Roshan Melvani, MD
Stuart Michnick, MD
Brandon Morris, MD
Devon Nixon, MD
Matthew Pigott, MD
Jessica Reissig, DO
Damien Richardson, MD
Kenneth Smith, Jr., MD
Niall Smyth, MD
Lauren Szolomayer, MD
Rufus Van Dyke, MD
Martin Weisman, MD
Megan Wolf, MD
Chia Wu, MD​, MBA

Click here for list of 2010-2015 Resident Scholars