AAOS provides education and practice management services for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, serves as an advocate for improved patient care and informs the public about the science of orthopaedics. Founded at Northwestern University as a not-for-profit organization in 1933, the Academy has grown into the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The Academy serves over 39,000 members internationally.
Members of the Academy, called fellows, are orthopaedists concerned with the diagnosis, care, and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. The orthopaedist's scope of practice includes disorders of the body's bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Fellows have completed four years of medical school and at least five years of an approved residency in orthopaedics. In addition, they must pass an oral and written examination, be certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and submit to stringent membership review processes prior to admittance.
Serving our profession to provide the highest quality musculoskeletal care.
Keeping the world in motion through the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
- Excellence: Develop, encourage and reward the highest standards in all of our endeavors
- Professionalism: Account for the highest professional, clinical and ethical standards to our peers, our patients and the public with integrity and transparency
- Leadership: Champion the development and advancement of future leaders, through example, education and experience in our organization, our practices and the world
- Collegiality: Embrace diversity and unity with our patients, our profession and our stakeholders
- Lifelong Learning: Commit to professional education by advancing the science and art of orthopaedic medicine for the needs of our patients
- Accountability: Maintain an efficient, nimble and fiscally accountable organization
You are known for your collaborative personality paired with an outstanding attitude. You have the innate ability to work independently and responsibly, prioritize, exercise good, independent judgment and initiative and respond quickly to changing priorities. You understand the importance of developing a rapport with colleagues, partners and stakeholders using professionalism and discretion. Your zest for helping to support a team across units, as well as related to department initiatives, is unparalleled.
If this sounds like you, please read on!
This role supports the Marketing & Communications department by carrying out the daily and ad hoc tasks that keep the department functioning, while helping facilitate the duties of individual staff.
Key tasks in this role include, scheduling conferences or meetings, gathering information for reports, organizing data, facilitating inter-departmental communication and handling travel arrangements.