Despite recent gains in gender, ethnic and cultural diversity, the orthopaedic community still remains relatively homogenous. Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society President Julie Samora, MD, FAAOS and J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society Liaison A. Rashard Dacus, MD, FAAOS explain the barriers to inclusion, importance of increasing diversity early in training, as well as how sponsors and mentors can foster the next generation of compassionate orthopaedic surgeons.
Learn more about AAOS' Diversity Advisory Board here.
Austin Beason, MD, Chair, AAOS Resident Assembly
Julie Samora, MD, FAAOS, President, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and Member, AAOS Diversity Advisory Board
A. Rashard Dacus, MD, FAAOS, Member, AAOS Diversity Advisory Board and liaison to J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society