Leadership Development

Leadership Development

Developing leaders is at the core of AOA’s mission. AOA leadership programming is valuable to any orthopaedic surgeon seeking to gain new skills or further enhance existing knowledge.

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Critical Issues

Critical Issues

AOA addresses stimulating and controversial issues impacting the orthopaedic profession. By assembling leaders across all subspecialities, the AOA tackles the most relevant topics to provide improved musculoskeletal care.

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Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education

AOA’s Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) program provides a forum for orthopaedic educators to exchange best practices and ideas. CORD affiliates collaborate to advance resident and fellow education.

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Featured Events

Being a Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association (FAOA) signifies leadership, achievement, and recognition for exceptional accomplishments across all subspecialties and practice settings within the profession. More than 1700 members have completed the rigorous membership process to earn this designation.

Emerging Leaders Program
Emerging Leaders Program

This continuum of learning for developing orthopaedic leaders in their 5th year of residency through their 13th year of clinical practice provides rising orthopaedists, newly in practice, a peer network poised to impact the specialty now and in the future.

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CORD Program
CORD Program

Facilitating excellence in musculoskeletal graduate medical education, CORD leads the advancement of best practices by providing a forum to exchange ideas and search for solutions to major challenges

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Own the Bone Program
Own the Bone Program

This program engages the orthopaedic community to close the 82% osteoporosis treatment gap and encourage the bone health management of fragility fractures with tools and education to support hospitals, practice groups, and health.

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Support the Campaign for Tomorrow

“The AOA is an important institution that I want to support. I believe we should give to the AOA to support our profession and to keep leadership as part of the development of orthopaedic surgeons of the future.”

– Ann E. Van Heest, MD, FAOA

Give a gift to the Campaign for Tomorrow to help power AOA’s existing programs and expanded growth into the future. 
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Early Career

Programs and resources for medical students, residents, fellows, and Emerging Leaders.

Mid Career

Emerging Leaders, members, and others in the peak of their careers can find AOA tools and education helpful.

Advanced Career

AOA can assist established leaders looking to connect and collaborate with peers.

Orthopaedic Residency Information Network
The AOA’s Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors is pleased to announce the Orthopaedic Residency Information Network™. This tool is a central repository of information for medical students hoping to match within orthopaedics.
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AOA USC APEX Leadership Certificate Program
Addressing essential leadership development skills, this 10 month learning experience has direct relevance to orthopaedics and issues confronting medicine.
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AOA Podcast Series: Lessons in Orthopaedic Leadership
Drs. Charles Goldfarb and Alexander Aleem host AOA’s Podcast Series covering a wide range of hot topics in orthopaedics.
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