AAOS outlines plan to engage future members

By Kristy L. Weber, MD

Younger members of the AAOS do not find it easy to get involved, according to the 2004 member needs survey. Why—and what can be done about making involvement easier—was the challenge faced by the Board Future Member Project Team, appointed last June.

Younger members may find it difficult to get involved with the AAOS in part because they’ve had so little engagement with the organization as residents and fellows. Few new AAOS inductees actually even attend their class recognition ceremonies during the Annual Meeting’s opening ceremonies.

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