2018 Work Environment & Culture Survey

In 2018, leaders of multiple orthopaedic related organizations were interested in assessing a representative group of AAOS members as to their thoughts and experiences about discrimination, bullying, harassment and sexual harassment in the field. After the survey was developed, the AAOS was asked to distribute the survey about these sensitive topics to assist the leadership of AAOS and other interested organizations in gaining an overall understanding of the experiences of their members so that they may better develop resources (effective strategies aimed at preventing these behaviors) to address these behaviors.

The ultimate goal is to ensure that all orthopaedic surgeons and associated health professionals have access to appropriate support and that every workplace is an inclusive, equitable and health-promoting environment.