Medical Student Resources


AOFAS offers a variety of educational programs and resources to help you expand your medical training, gain valuable experience, and learn about orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery.


NEW! Intro to Orthopaedic Surgery Skills Course

Saturday, April 20
University of Virginia Orthopaedic Center
Charlottesville, Virginia

The University of Virginia Foot & Ankle Division and AOFAS invite all 4th Year Medical Students who have matched into Orthopaedic Surgery Residency to a free Intro to Orthopaedic Surgery Skills Course!

Get hands-on experience with basic orthopaedic instruments, including drill bits, saw blades, and depth gauges. The course also includes didactic lectures from orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons on total ankle arthroplasty, Achilles tendon reconstruction, and other foot and ankle surgical procedures.

Support for this course is provided by Stryker.


Medical Student Program at AOFAS Annual Meeting

AOFAS is offering a special program for medical students at the AOFAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada! Watch this webpage for details.


AOFAS/Nth Dimensions Bioskills Workshops

In collaboration with Nth Dimensions, AOFAS holds half-day skills workshops to introduce first- and second-year medical students to orthopaedic surgery, specifically foot and ankle surgery.

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Upcoming Events

Two workshops will be held in Fall 2024! Watch this page for details.


See our Instagram page for highlights from past workshops:


Join AOFAS as a Student Affiliate!

Medical students and allied health students with an interest in orthopaedic surgery or research may join AOFAS as Student Affiliates. Get involved with AOFAS and access valuable foot and ankle education with no annual dues. Students must be enrolled in an accredited medical school to become an MD or DO or enrolled in an accredited allied health program.

Student Affiliates get free access to the AOFAS OnDemand Education Center (ONE) and AOFAS webinars for up to four (4) years, ending at the completion of medical school.

Download the Application

Please note that Student Affiliates are not AOFAS members, do not receive Foot & Ankle International, and are not eligible to vote or serve on committees.