Of the many careers in medicine to choose from, none offers greater possibility than orthopaedics. As our population grows increasingly diverse, today's opportunities are especially relevant to women and minority candidates.
Choices & Opportunities
You will be able to create a practice that concentrates on sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedics, trauma, and prosthetics/orthotics, or focuses on a specific anatomical area like foot, hand, shoulder, spine, hip, or knee. You may select a single orthopaedic area or choose several. The variety of clinical choices and challenges you will face each day are endless!
Roadmap to Orthopaedics for Medical Students
The Roadmap to Orthopaedics for Medical Students was developed by the AAOS Resident Assembly to provide medical students who are interested in orthopaedics with tools and resources to help them stay on track throughout their medical school career and successfully match into an orthopaedic residency program.
Help In Taking the Next Step
Nth Dimensions | AAOS Orthopaedic Summer Internship Program
For medical students aspiring to become orthopaedic surgeons, the Nth Dimensions | AAOS Orthopaedic Summer Internship Program is invaluable. You'll receive exclusive opportunities to connect with professionals for guidance, support and fellowship.
To learn how the Nth Dimensions | AAOS Orthopaedic Summer Internship Program can help make your orthopaedic aspirations a reality, visit the Nth Dimensions Educational Solutions website at www.nthdimensions.org
There are many associations and programs that provide medical students with useful information and support.
American Association of Latino Orthopaedic Surgeons
The American Association of Latino Orthopaedic Surgeons (AALOS) represents not only members of Latino descent, all orthopaedists who treat members of the Latino and Hispanic communities.
J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
The mission of the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society (JRGOS) is multicultural organization designed to meet the needs of under-represented minority orthopaedic surgeons.
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
The Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS) promotes professional development of and for women in orthopaedics throughout all stages of their careers.
Research, Advocacy, and Culturally Competent Care
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Cross Cultural Health Care Program
Harvard's Culturally Competent Care Resource Center
Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management
Institute for Healthcare Communication
Movement is Life Caucus
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)