FACS: What’s in It for Me?

Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FACS

The other day, I counted up how many dues-paying medical organizations I belong to and I came up with 12! That made me think about what I actually “get” from belonging to each of these organizations. I started to measure the value of my memberships.

I think every orthopaedic surgeon would agree that AAOS membership is an excellent value, based on the education, advocacy, and quality efforts it undertakes on behalf of our profession. My specialty society, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), and my state orthopaedic society also deliver tremendous value, so I think those dues are money well spent!

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