Published 7/19/2021

AAOS Partners with J3P Healthcare Solutions to Expand Leadership Education for Its Members

Immersive, personalized training will foster tailored insights for future leadership growth

ROSEMONT, Ill. (July 19, 2021)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) kicks off a three-year partnership with J3P Healthcare Solutions this summer, as part of the organizations’ ongoing commitment to leadership development. Through the partnership, AAOS will further customize the AAOS Leadership Institute (ALI), a self-paced program, building the pipeline for AAOS’ future leaders.  Offered to members in four successive tiers, the program provides leadership training, mentorship and networking opportunities to members seeking to acquire and refine the skills needed to progress as a successful volunteer leader at AAOS.  

The ALI program begins with Levels 1 and 2 as foundational learning, with access available to all members, to orient them into AAOS’ culture and prepare them for AAOS committee service. ALI Levels 3 and 4 are built around refined skills like change leadership and team effectiveness. The J3P leadership tools and the interactive sessions led by J3P’s expert consultants will augment the Level 3 and 4 program components with additional personalized leadership education and experiential learning.  

“The opportunity to bring in a dedicated partner like J3P who is so versatile and experienced in physician leadership is very exciting,” said Joseph A. Bosco, III, MD, FAAOS, AAOS past president. “This hands-on program is about developing a personalized and differentiated learning experience for our potential future volunteers that will expand their unique leadership capacity through self-awareness, as the complexities and scope of leadership are dynamic and quite personal in nature.”

J3P will host the first in-person workshop for participants in ALI Level 4 in San Diego, during the AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting taking place August 31 – September 3, 2021. Participants will complete a proprietary Healthcare Professional Success Assessment, receive a confidential reporting package including an individualized mentor guide and have a one-on-one virtual debrief with one of J3P’s expert coaches.

“Our customized roadmap for this hands-on program is grounded in individual and organizational science, and is built around the specific, current needs of orthopaedic surgeons, and the AAOS as an organization,” said Alan Friedman, MA, founder and CEO, J3P Healthcare Solutions. “Together, we will create the foundation for current and future AAOS leaders to be more effective in their volunteer roles and better equip them with communication, listening, team building and other vital leadership skills.”

ALI Level 3 participants also will take part in an assessment, have access to a digital development platform and shared group leadership coaching. AAOS Members can begin ALI Level 1 at any time and should visit for more information.

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About J3P Healthcare Solutions
J3P Healthcare Solutions is the premier catalyst for improving outcomes by building leadership capabilities throughout the healthcare ecosystem. The company is dedicated to providing clinical leaders with a proprietary methodology to strengthen their unique leadership qualities so they can thrive, contribute and inspire others. Over the past decade, the J3P team has earned unprecedented access to and collaborated on meaningful research with, iconic academic medical institutions and prominent medical associations. J3P’s goal of physician empowerment and cultural change is summed up in the rallying cry, “Be the leader,” which summons healthcare professionals to rise to the challenge of their profession through self-awareness, candid communication and clear accountability. 

About the AAOS
With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS is the trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal health. It provides the highest quality, most comprehensive education to help orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals at every career level best treat patients in their daily practices. The AAOS is the source for information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related musculoskeletal health care issues and it leads the health care discussion on advancing quality.

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