Emerging Leaders for the Future of Orthopaedics

AOA Emerging Leaders are among a highly-select group of orthopaedists poised to impact the specialty now—and in the future.

Emerging Leaders

Benefits of the AOA’s Emerging Leader Program

What are the benefits of being an AOA Emerging Leader? See why to join.

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Scott D. Boden Emerging Leaders Forum

We look forward to seeing you all at the 2024 Scott D. Boden Emerging Leaders Forum in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Emerging Leaders on the Move

ELs on the Move is a monthly feature in the e-newsletter, the Emerging Leaders Messenger. ELs are invited to submit their career achievements, moves, and recognition for announcement.

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A leadership development program for orthopaedic surgeons in their 5th year of residency up through their 10th year of clinical practice

The Emerging Leaders Program delivers essential skills for leadership development.

AOA Emerging Leaders gain a strong foundation for success as they:

  • Network with established AOA members and orthopaedic giants
  • Connect and work with accomplished peers across the US and Canada
  • Complete exclusive leadership courses, including the Emerging Leaders Forum
  • Serve in leadership positions within the AOA