AOA 21: AOA's Education and Training Initiative

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In March 2014, the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) launched AOA 21, an ambitious education and training initiative. Over an eight-year period, AOA 21 aims to improve quality and patient care through the delivery of evidence-based 21st-century orthopaedic surgical education and training. 

The launch of AOA 21 follows an in-depth two-year review of AOA’s Surgical Education and Training (SET) program by Canadian medical education expert, Associate Professor Jason Frank, and draws on extensive input from AOA members regarding their education and training experiences, ideas and needs. 

AOA 21 aims to improve quality and patient care through the delivery of a world-recognised orthopaedic surgical education and training program, by:

  • Modernising and streamlining the curriculum to better guide teaching and learning
  • Introducing more clinically relevant assessment practices to help identify trainees that require assistance earlier in their training
  • Building the skills and capabilities of AOA members to improve clinical teaching
  • Developing smarter technology to provide more flexible learning methods and improve the regularity of trainee feedback.

For further information regarding AOA 21 project initiatives, please contact the AOA 21 Project Team.

    e: aoa21@aoa.org.au
    t: (02) 8071 8000