2023 IDEA Grant Recipients

Track 4

These grants are intended to support programs and events with a focus on retaining and supporting a diverse workforce in orthopaedic surgery within U.S. academic centers.  

  • California University of Science and Medicine $4,000   
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group The group will investigate if the Roe v. Wade overturn affects prospective orthopaedic surgery residency applicants’ decision to apply and rank. The results of the this study will help residency programs understand the impact of the recent overturn of abortion rights on the decision of applicants and respond with supportive measures to ensure continued effort in increasing diversity and inclusion.  
  • Duke University School of Medicine – $15,000 
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Health Equity Research and Policy Development Consortium – The program will encourage medical students, residents, and faculty to submit research and symposia focused on addressing racial healthcare disparities in orthopaedic surgery, while also providing a forum for networking and idea sharing on retention of diverse faculty at Academic Medical Center. 
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery – $17,500 
    • Orthopaedic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Immersion Program – The grant will expand the current DEI efforts at Johns Hopkins University to further support medical students from underrepresented communities to gain valuable exposure to the field, participate in cutting edge research and receive world class mentorship in both academic and clinical settings.  
  • Medical College of Wisconsin – $2,500  
    • Professionalism Week 2022 Speaker – A nationally recognized speaker will be invited to help demonstrate the need for commitment to mentoring and being mentored, fostering collaboration, and being generous with one’s professional time through the lens of DEI. 
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons $8,000 
    • SOMOS E. Anthony Rankin 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 California San Francisco (UCSF) Orthopaedic Surgery Diversity Committee – $10,000 
    • UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery Diversity Committee – A CME-accredited course will be implemented providing leadership training specifically geared toward physicians. The course will empower female orthopaedics in California by developing practical leadership skills, fostering a sense of community and giving the tools to lift future generations of women in the field.  
  • University of Miami Department of Orthopedic Surgery $3,600   
    • Female Orthopaedists of Miami Mentorship Organization – Developed by the female faculty, the program provides a mentorship lecture-workshop series to include all the practicing female orthopaedists in Miami, female orthopaedic fellows and residents and orthopaedic surgery-interested female medical students from MS1-MS4.  
  • Wake Forest University Health Sciences – $10,000 
    • ODySSEY in Orthopaedics – The program will provide outreach to local middle school students to show them orthopaedic surgery is a profession they can achieve, with the goal of increasing future diversity in the specialty.