AO residents' portal

The AO residents' portal is the first stop for those looking for an overview of the AO Foundation's resources for residents. The AO Foundation offers a multitude of content for your career.

Become a member to get unlimited access

Top resources

AO Surgery Reference

AO Surgery Reference is a resource for the management of fractures, based on current clinical principles, practices and available evidence.

AO/OTA Fracture and Dislocation Classification

AO/OTA Fracture and Dislocation Classification is a concise, clinically relevant tool for users. Available as an app, but also in poster format.


AO Trauma START is targeted to meet the needs of residents with self-directed learning and assessment. Modules address clinical scenarios residents face throughout their residencies.

Learn online and connect

AO Milestones

AO Milestones addresses the significant need for validated competency assessments in surgical training for both residents and practicing surgeons.


myAO is a digital platform for networking and case sharing. Connect with the people who matter the most to you, professionally.

Practical Exercises Videos

Watch the videos from the Basic principles course and the Advanced principles course.

Basic Principles Course Videos

Watch the practical exercises videos from the Basic principles course.

Advanced Principles Course Videos

Watch the practical exercises videos from the Advanced principles course.

Browse additional content

AO Videos and Webinars

Browse AO videos for hands-on instructional videos, and much more.

"Top faculty show you how it's done"


AO PEER is a knowledge platform designed for health care professionals who want to learn and improve their clinical research skills.


AO publishes AO Principles of Fracture Management. Make sure you get the copy relevant for you. Books by clinical division:

AO membership grants unlimited access

Become a member here:

Most clinical divisions offer a discount for residents.

Get the latest in your field.

Insert link here. (I'm not sure where to find this information.)

Starting out your career?

We recommend these courses:

AO Trauma

Search AO Trauma courses

AO Spine

Search AO Spine courses


Search AO CMF courses


Search AO VET courses

AO Recon

Search AO Recon courses

AO Sports

Search AO Sports courses