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AAOS Now

Published 6/1/2015

Apply Now for the LFP

The Leadership Fellows Program (LFP) offers an exciting opportunity available to all AAOS Fellows who are age 45 and younger by January 31, 2016. The LFP is a 1-year program that begins at the AAOS Annual Meeting.

The program’s goal is to facilitate the development of future AAOS leaders from younger members who have previous volunteer or leadership experience. The LFP combines didactic and experiential leadership training with an ongoing mentoring program. Fellows are matched with an established leader within the AAOS fellowship who serves as a mentor throughout the program.

Program benefits
The benefits of being a Leadership Fellow are many, including the following:

  • an introduction to the AAOS governance structure
  • opportunities to observe AAOS leadership at work
  • participation in interactive leadership development programs
  • engagement in opportunities for peer-to-peer interactions and learning
  • experience as a member of an AAOS committee

Participation in the LFP is a year-long commitment with 6 mandatory meetings throughout the year. Interested individuals should review the LFP schedule prior to completing the application to ensure their availability to attend all meetings. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2015. The LFP application form is now available online at http://www.aaos.org/lfp

For inquiries, contact Kristen Erickson at (847) 384-4343, or by e-mail at erickson@aaos.org