Diversity in Orthopaedics

As the demographic face of our nation changes, the orthopaedic community is evolving to reflect and adapt to these critical shifts in the landscape. Recognizing the value and strength inherent in our diverse population is a first step. But our larger goal remains embracing solutions and mechanisms that give all people access to, and a place in, our healthcare system. 

As our population grows more diverse, our need grows significantly for physicians who reflect this diversity are accessible to communities and patients with unique needs. The AAOS is taking the lead to ensure all people will be served appropriately by the field of orthopaedics.

Outlined as one of the AAOS' strategic goals, we are committed to fostering diversity in orthopaedics by:

- understanding and responding to the diversity of the patient population
- enhancing the delivery of culturally competent care
- supporting efforts to diversify the profession and orthopaedic work force


AAOS Now, the Academy's monthly news magazine, is dedicated to promoting topics related to the Diversity Advisory Board's strategic goals and activities. Explore recently published articles below that promote a more diverse, vibrant orthopaedic community.

Diversity articles in AAOS Now. 

Please share these articles with your colleagues. If you have an idea for an article or would like to submit an article, contact Dennis Coyle, Publisher, AAOS Now at coyle@aaos.org