2023 IDEA Grant Recipients

Track 1

These grants are designed to support single event programs that promote DEI initiatives in the field of orthopaedic surgery for learners and/or practicing orthopaedic surgeons. 

  • American Association of Latino Orthopaedic Surgeons (AALOS) – $33,000
    • Promoting pathways to a career in Orthopaedic Surgery – This program will provide funding for Hispanic Medical Students to pursue a career in Orthopaedic surgery. The grant will allow students to participate in research activities, carry out away rotations, attend the AAOS Annual Meeting and the AALOS Annual Meeting and receive mentoring sessions.
  • Howard University Hospital Orthopaedic Alumni Association $17,460
    • Howard University Hospital Orthopaedics – This program will establish a Diversity Medical Student scholarship designed to cover the costs of travel, housing and food for a 4-week block for 6 visiting students. The grant will also fund an orthopaedic surgery medical student “boot camp” week that will include a series of orthopaedic surgery lectures, hand-on and online learning courses and textbooks for Howard students.
  • Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society: ASAMI-North America $10,000
    • Traveling Fellowship – The fellowship will sponsor surgeons from low-income countries to participate in a traveling fellowship program. The 4-week experience features separate adult and pediatric tracks and provides surgeons from low-income countries with the skills and relationships necessary to become international leaders.
  • OPM Education, Inc d/b/a Nth Dimensions $25,440
    • Nth Dimensions Medical Student Symposium (MSS) at AAOS – The MSS is a unique opportunity to receive additional professional development and leadership training for students coming from historically black colleges and universities or “orphan” programs with little-to-no orthopaedic mentoring to become competitive residency applicants.
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS) $24,000
    • SOMOS E. Anthony Ranking Scholarship Program – Named in honor of the first African American president of the AAOS, the program is designed for civilian medical students from underrepresented gender and racial backgrounds to have the opportunity for exposure to orthopaedic surgery in the military setting.
  • University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care $20,000
    • University of Texas Peer Mentor and Scholarship Program (UT-PMSP) – The program will help establish a feasible recruitment and retention pathway to generate a diverse orthopaedic applicant pool through professional exposure, relationship intentionality and elimination of academic disparity across all levels of education.