Strategy A: Provide thought leadership on critical issues impacting MSK care.

A1. AOA will identify and initiate discussions and debates, involving key stakeholders and a variety of perspectives, to address critical issues.

  • Develop educational offerings
  • Explore partnerships

A2. AOA will collaborate on diversity efforts.

  • Collaborate with other organizations with diversity specific missions. Incorporate experts into programming as appropriate.
  • Tap into AOA members already participating in other organizations’ diversity related initiatives to serve as a “diversity liaison” to report collaborative opportunities and issues for which AOA can provide value.
  • Develop educational offerings such as symposia, white papers, webinars, etc. to address diversity and inclusion.

Strategy B: Leadership Development

B1. AOA will expand audiences and programming in orthopaedic leadership programming, including MSK physician providers, APPs and leaders in partner organizations and in a focus on MSK teams.

B2. AOA will expand its scope so leadership is a core competency for every orthopaedic surgeon

  • Regional courses
  • Increased focus on residents

B3. AOA will increase focus on the importance of diversity and provide leadership development programming to orthopaedic surgeons of all career stages.

  • Partner with other organizations to help incorporate existing tools
  • Incorporate diversity/bias related issues

Strategy C: Education including Undergrad, Resident/Fellow

C1. AOA will develop a Resident GME Cirriculum

  • Explore dual track of surgical and nonsurgical training
  • Merge time and competency based training
  • Work with Accreditation bodies
  • Collaborate with accreditation bodies to offer a pilot program

C2: AOA will support orthopaedic residency programs to expand diversity tools and education.

  • Collaborate with organizations (AAMC/AMA/other)
  • Work with department leadership to help drive diversity within programs

Approved: Executive Committee 03-17-17