Many residency programs are taking steps to ensure that students can complete necessary didactic, clinical, and assessment experiences to graduate on time, amid COVID-19.
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) reported that residency programs and institutions are doing their best to keep up in these changing times during and beyond COVID-19. Many residency programs are also taking steps to ensure that students can complete necessary didactic, clinical, and assessment experiences to graduate on time.
Residents with any specific concerns should reach out to their respective department chairs or program directors. For contact information on orthodontic residency programs, visit AAO.
Individuals who have already scheduled their American Board of Orthodontics exams will receive emails and communications directly from ABO. For further information, follow-up questions, or concerns about the exam, contact ABO at 314-432-6130, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Education Opportunities
Residency programs and educational institutions all over the world are finding creative ways to deliver online education. Additionally, AAO student members receive free, convenient, 24/7 access to over 500 hours of educational content. The recorded lectures library covers a wide range of clinical and practice management topics. Presentations are viewable on computer or mobile device, and also through the AAO mobile app.
Future Job Outlook
The AAO recommends that residents do the following right now to prepare for the future:
- Maintain communication with potential or future employers and keep track of their situations.
- Don’t give up on your plans but do consider other options.
- Establish a financial game plan and prepare for contingencies (eg, consider best- and worst-case scenarios and how to handle them).
Visit the AAO website, to learn about other financial planning resources.