2018 AOA Annual Leadership Meeting 

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Summer 2017 CORD Conference Top Abstracts

The article “American Orthopaedic Association's (AOA) Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) Summer 2017 Conference: Top Abstracts” is now available in the May issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). This article, submitted to JBJS by Melvyn Harrington, MD, is the first in a collaboration between the AOA’s Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors and JBJS to highlight selected abstracts presented at the Summer CORD Conference. Read it here.

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AOA is proud to announce a new partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) — a leadership education offering for orthopaedic leaders: AOA/USC APEX Leadership Program. 

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Fewer than 6% of orthopaedic surgeons achieve AOA membership. One benefit of being an AOA member is your access to a range of orthopaedic leaders across the specialty. 

Just like your MD, DO, FACS, or FACSC, you've earned the right to use your Fellow of The American Orthopaedic Association (FAOA) credentials. Make sure to use your FAOA credentials in your bio, on your slides at conferences, and in other places that will help you connect with the select members of the AOA.

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