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. Orthopaedic Residents interested in this scholarship opportunity should speak directly with their Residency Training Program Director.

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 attending the current COA Basic Science Course.

Application submission deadline: December 12, 2022

Submission form and instructions:
Please note only one submission per Residency Training Program will be accepted. Further instructions on the submission process can be found at: http://orthobasicscienceacademy.org/content/coa-basic-science-course-scholarship

Award announcement:
The recipient Residency Training Program will be notified of the Review Panel’s decision by May 31, 2023.