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AAHKS announces health policy fellowship
The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) has created a health policy fellowship program to provide an opportunity for future AAHKS members to get involved in the policy-making process and to help them become effective advocates. The goal of this program is to provide the fellow with the requisite exposure, training, and skills to prepare for the advocacy of health policy efforts of AAHKS.

The two-year program will provide exposure to the various legislative and regulatory bodies that affect members’ ability to render healthcare services to their patients. Fellows are expected to attend the AAOS Research Capitol Hill Days, National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference, and various council/committee meetings of the AAOS, AAHKS, American Medical Association, and Board of Specialty Societies. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the AAHKS health policy committee conference calls and attend other forums, and will be required to develop a topic for a presentation or publishable paper.

The first AAHKS HPF was announced at the 2007 annual meeting (See “Pat on the back,” page 44). More information is available on the AAHKS Web site, www.aahks.org

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