Basic Science Course Scholarship

In partnership with Dr. Thomas V. Smallman and the COA Basic Science Course, the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation established the COA Basic Science Course Scholarship to create an incentive for orthopaedic residents to benefit from the process of analyzing, and preparing for presentation, the relevant aspects of a clinical case that involves either difficult diagnosis or treatment, or is a classic example of a specific disorder in the categories of disease, including the skeletal dysplasias. Cases that demonstrate the role of osteogenic markers, cytokines, growth or genetic factors in the pathophysiology of the condition are of particular interest.

Five thousand dollars will be awarded every two years to an Orthopaedic Residency Training Program that meets the criteria as outlined below and on the submission form website. Only one submission per Orthopaedic Residency Training Program will be accepted. Interested orthopaedic residents, please request Program Director approval before completing the submission form.

Criteria for eligibility:

  1. Orthopaedic Residency Training Programs applying for this scholarship must participate in the COA Basic Science Course (must have residents attending the current two-year course).
  2. Residents involved in supporting the Residency Training Program applying for the Scholarship must be enrolled in the current 2-year COA Basic Science Course.
  3. Program Director approval is required for any residents applying for this scholarship.

Application submission deadline: December 1, 2024

Submission form and instructions: 
Detailed instructions for submitting a clinical case study can be found at: