About the AOA's Emerging Leaders Program

A leadership development program for orthopaedic surgeons in their 5th year of residency up through their 13th year of clinical practice

Identification for participation in the ELP is a mark of prestige. Those who join the ELP are among a highly select group of orthopaedists who are poised to impact the specialty now, and in the future.

Join now: Apply here.


The Emerging Leaders Program delivers essential skills for leadership development. Emerging Leaders gain a strong foundation for success through:

  • Networking with established AOA members
  • Opportunities to connect and work with accomplished peers across the US and Canada
  • Interactive leadership development events, including the Emerging Leaders Forum
  • Leadership positions within the AOA