AAOS Open Committee Positions

The Gladden Society can not change how diverse our orthopaedic surgeon workforce is unless our members are in positions of leadership within AAOS. While not everyone can be an officer in the Gladden Society, all of you can be a leader in the AAOS. If you want to be nominated, email us at jrgos@aaos.org. Or you can nominate a minority orthopaedic surgeon yourself at www.aaos.org/nominations  

DEADLINE TO NOMINATE IS AUGUST 30, 2019!!!

Second Vice President (succeeds to 1st Vice President, President, and Past President)

* Leadership positions on the AAOS Board of Directors, Councils/Cabinets, Committees or similar experience in the Board of Councilors (BOC), Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), orthopaedic specialty societies, or state/regional orthopaedic societies
* Required understanding of the AAOS governance structure
* Required participation at all meetings of the AAOS Board of Directors, the Fall Meeting, and the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC)
* Participation in weekly Presidential Line Conference Calls
* Participation in assigned AAOS Committees and Project Teams
* Adherence to Roles and Responsibilities of Members of the Board of Directors
* Depending on position, commitment may exceed 180 days a year
* 4-year commitment

Member-at-Large [Age 45 or Older] (Older than 45 on March 30, 2020)

* Desirable to have previous or current participation in AAOS Councils/Cabinets, Committees or similar experience in BOC, BOS, orthopaedic specialty societies, or state/regional orthopaedic societies
* Required participation at all meetings of the AAOS Board of Directors
* Participation in AAOS Project Teams
* Adherence to Roles and Responsibilities of Members of the Board of Directors
* Commitment of 20-25 days per year
* 2-year commitment


Member-at-Large [Under Age 45] (younger than age 45 on March 30, 2020)

* Interest in AAOS governance
* Required participation at all meetings of the AAOS Board of Directors
* Participation in AAOS Project Teams
* Adherence to Roles and Responsibilities of Members of the Board of Directors
* Commitment of 20-25 days per year
* 2-year commitment