Residents are the future leaders of the Osteopathic profession, with some going on to become national and world leaders in health care or research.

The Outstanding Resident of the Year (OROTY) Award was established to recognize and honor outstanding residents who embody a great spirit of altruism and whose combination of clinical promise, leadership, dedication, and commitment to Osteopathic patient-centered care, separates them from others.

In partnership with the specialty societies, the AOF’s Outstanding Resident of the Year Award is given annually to honor and co-recognize outstanding residents and acknowledge professional excellence.

2022 Partners as of 4/20/2022

Learn more about our most recent Outstanding Residents and watch the announcement video.

Nominations are currently being accepted by partners. To inquire about partnering with the Foundation on this award, please contact Terry Sanders at