Research & Policy

Clinician Scholars Career Development Program


Now accepting applications! Apply by March 8 for an AOFAS-sponsored spot in the 2019 program.

The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Clinician Scholars Career Development Program (CSCDP) offers a comprehensive training workshop to encourage and education future orthopaedic clinician-scientists and investigators. The annual program is open to residents in PGY-2 to PGY-5, fellows, and junior faculty through year three who have the potential and desire to become orthopaedic clinician-scientists.

AOFAS sponsors 1-2 members to participate in the CSCDP each year. The 2019 workshop will take place September 19-21, 2019, at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Application Requirements

AOFAS members may apply to participate in the CSCDP in one of two ways:

  1. As a general participant (expenses paid by participant): Apply through ORS by March 31, 2019. Visit the ORS website for more information.

  2. As an AOFAS-sponsored participant (expenses paid by AOFAS): Submit an AOFAS application (see below) by March 8, 2019.

AOFAS Applicants

Please send the following documents as one PDF file to under filename "2019_YourLastName":

  1. Completed application form

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Letter of support from your department chair

Your application must be received by Friday, March 8, at 11:59 pm Central Time.


Past Participants

Michael C. Aynardi, MD

Michael C. Aynardi, MD
2018 CSCDP Participant

"While I learned a lot about additional opportunities and research tips to help progress my ideas, the most valuable aspects were the networking and connections I developed with the faculty who are all highly accomplished scientists in orthopaedics... I would highly recommend this program."


Jonathan R.M. Kaplan, MD
2018 CSCDP Participant

"As clinician scholars we had the opportunity to hear firsthand experiences from faculty members with a wide array of backgrounds... Upon leaving the CSCDP I have already developed a series of program ideas to take back to my institution and research team."