The program is designed to encourage participation of orthopaedic residents (post-graduate year-3 or -4) in the national health policy arena and to ultimately further the development of those who are willing to become key members of the AAOS advocacy team. In addition to visiting Washington, D.C., for both the National
Orthopaedic Leadership Conference and a week at the Office of Government Relations, fellows will have the opportunity to participate in Hill visits, advocacy training, and a fellowship project. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to gain a greater understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes, contribute to the development of new policies and programs, work on various projects with senior AAOS staff, and develop a strong foundation for leadership in the healthcare environment.
Learn more and apply for the 2020 Resident Advocacy Fellowship at www.aaos.org/advocacy/residentfellowship. Read about the experiences of the 2018 Resident Advocacy Fellows in the article titled, “2018 Resident Advocacy Fellows Share Their Experiences” (November 2018, AAOS Now) online at www.aaosnow.org (member login may be required).