Facing up to the V word

By James H. Beaty, MD

How you can get involved as an AAOS volunteer

No standards of professionalism exist on volunteerism, but surely volunteering is a hallmark of a professional. And, as president of the AAOS, I have been amazed at the depth of the volunteer spirit—both in the numbers and the commitment—among our orthopaedic surgeon volunteers. You can get a sense of the numbers each year at the Annual Meeting, as you walk down the “Volunteer Wall” that lists the names of those who contribute to the Academy’s efforts.

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