Surgical Skills Program Sparks Students’ Interest in Orthopaedics

Collaborative program reaches out to high-performing middle schoolers

Maureen Leahy

On a snowy Saturday morning this past February, when most kids their age were still asleep, 41 Chicago middle school students arrived at the AAOS Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) in Rosemont, Ill., eager to take part in an orthopaedic surgical skills program.

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