Emerging Professional Committee

Overall Purpose/Mission

Review research and recommend and/or oversee programming to engage Medical Students, Residents, Post Graduates, and Candidate Members of AAOS. 


  1. Comply with the Strategic Plan as adopted by the Board of Directors, and ensure that the organization-wide goals of unity and diversity are considered in all activities.

  2. Maintain relationship with and obtain feedback from ARCOS, CORD, and other similar organized programs to in order to recommend programs to AAOS Councils and Committees that will serve the needs of future fellows and associate members.

  3. Oversee Resident Assembly governance and activities as described in the Resident Assembly Policies and Procedures. 

  4. Oversee the annual AAOS Resident Bowl, including question creation and approval of rules and guidelines.

  5. Promote communication amongst residents, post graduate fellows and other young professionals through the oversight of the Residents’ Newsletter, and through additional channels.

  6. Recommend career-focused programming available through the AAOS Career Center (online and at the AAOS Annual Meeting).

  7. The Chair and an additional committee member (fellow) will also serve as the Chair of the Resident Assembly Nominating Committee.

Reporting Relationship

Reports to the Membership and Leader Development Committee



Six (6) members, of which two (2) should be Associate Resident Members and two (2) should be Associate Candidate Members at time of appointment. 

Chair will act as liaison to the Membership Committee.

Term of Office

For chair, two (2) years; eligible for reappointment for one (1) additional two (2) year term.

For members: AAOS Fellows and Candidate Members, two (2) years; eligible for one (1) additional two (2) year term; Residents, eligible for one (1), two (2) year term. 

NOTE: Appointments and reappointments must be compatible composition as described above. 

Staff Liaison (title):

Program Coordinator, Member Services

Last updated: 3/20/17