Transition to Practice Lecture Series: How to Use these Modules

These modules are educational tools that can be downloaded for use by fellowship and program directors in conferences with their faculty, fellows and/or senior residents. Included are PowerPoint presentations, a pdf copy of the presentation, hyperlinks to a variety of other available educational resources and tools, and an accompanying white paper. The modules are designed for a 45- to 60-minute interactive conference.

Available Modules

For today’s orthopaedic trainees who are transitioning to practice and faced with the challenges of making a suitable choice, this module provides relevant guidance regarding topics such as:

  • Today‚Äôs Current Practice Environment: Statistics and Trends
  • Elements of Selecting a Practice
  • Practice Options: Advantages/Disadvantages
  • How to Get a Job in Your Desired Practice Environment
  • Links to Additional Resources to Learn More About Practice Opportunities

Choosing a Practice PowerPoint Presentation

Choosing a Practice Lecture PDF

Choosing a Practice White Paper

This educational resource addresses crucial questions about negotiating an employment contract. Included are tips for considering the “who,” “what,” and “how” of negotiating a contract depending upon the practice type and the multiple variables present in all agreements.

Negotiating a Contract PowerPoint Presentation

Negotiating a Contract Lecture PDF

Negotiating a Contract White Paper

This module provides a primer on the history and language of coding and billing, suggestions for how to maximize the value of your work in the office, ways to bill for surgical cases accurately and effectively, and additional resources.

Coding and Billing PowerPoint Presentation

Coding and Billing Lecture PDF

Coding and Billing White Paper

This module provides fundamental concepts to support the leadership development needs of fellows and senior residents, focusing on the tactical level of leadership necessary for transition into effective practice.

Leadership Development PowerPoint Presentation

Leadership Development Lecture PDF

Leadership Development White Paper


As copyright holder of these lectures, the AOA respectfully requests that when the lectures are presented, proper credit must be given to the original authors.

If any modifications or additions are made to lecture slides:

  • Please create new slides that do not make use of the AOA Fellowship Education Coalition branded template
  • Please add the new slides to the end of your presentation.


Please help us improve our support of best practices in education: use the survey link on the final slide of each slide deck to submit your feedback.

Contact Us

For questions and comments regarding these modules, contact or (847) 318-7330.