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Resident Membership to CORA and the COA

CORA membership: All orthopaedic resident doctors in Canada are automatically granted membership to CORA. CORA members will receive periodic email updates from CORA related to the Annual Meeting and various scholarship and other opportunities for residents.

COA membership for residents: COA membership is not automatically granted to residents. Canadian orthopaedic residents can apply to become COA Associate members. Associate membership is free, and requires you to complete a simple membership application form.

If you are unsure of your COA membership status, please email

Canadian Orthopaedic Residents’ Forum (CORF)

The CORF course in an annual event preparing resident surgeons in the final training year for the Royal College exam.  Resident participants must be COA Associate members in order to participate.  The next annual forum will take place virtually from April 9-11, 2021 online.  Click here for more information.

COA Global Surgery (COAGS) Committee Call for Resident Submissions to COA Bulletin

COAGS was formed as a means of bringing Canadian orthopaedic surgeons together to share ideas and promote opportunities for providing global humanitarian care. If you are a resident surgeon with a global health experience to share, and you would like to submit your experience to the COA Bulletin, please contact

Bones and Phones Resident Scholarship Opportunity from the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

The Bones and Phones Legacy Scholarship Fund was established to recognize orthopaedic residents who have demonstrated commitment and contribution to enhancing musculoskeletal health in their community, or abroad, beyond that which would be expected during their residency training period. One thousand dollars is awarded on an annual basis to an orthopaedic resident in his or her year prior to their final year of clinical training. Click here for more information.


OrthoEvidence (OE) is the global content provider of the best evidence in orthopaedics. COA Associate members Receive Unlimited Premium Access to OrthoEvidence. Click here for more info.

The Bone and Joint Journal and Bone & Joint 360

If you are an Associate Member of the COA, your membership benefits include reduced subscription fees to The Bone & Joint Journal (formerly JBJS Br) and Bone & Joint 360. Learn more about this membership benefit by clicking here.