What we do

Discover your path to surgical expertise—build upon evidence-based best practices, broaden your learning experiences, and grow as a professional along with your peers.

Learn from the best

Immerse yourself in innovative learning through our continuing education activities; apply for a fellowship and work directly with experts, thought leaders in the field; pursue research opportunities and join the ranks of AO North America as pioneer surgical thinkers.

Continuing education

Our learning activities are evidence-based, drawing on the most recent science available in medical education and presented in an intuitive learner-centric format that has been emulated across the globe.

Learn from and with your peers throughout your career—from Principles for residents to specialty-specific and masters-level courses for practicing surgeons.

AO Surgery Reference

A resource that provides quick access to a wealth of information on surgical approaches and techniques based on principles, practices and evidence.

Visit aofoundation.org to explore the resource.

Fellowships & other programs

Learn from experts, gather surgical insights, and prepare for a successful career as you engage with the AO NA community.

Participate in a development program offered by your specialty.


Push the boundaries of scientific inquiry. Get inspired, innovate, and contribute to research in musculoskeletal care.

Find research support offered by your clinical division.

Tools and resources

Access these resources to ensure your success as a learner, faculty member, and leader within AO NA.