Become a Mentor

Fellows, we strongly encourage you to participate in the AAOS Mentoring Program. This program is a wonderful opportunity for you to develop a meaningful relationship with a medical student as well as other orthopaedic surgeons in your area.

The AAOS Diversity Advisory Board works with a volunteer network of orthopaedic surgeons who provide career guidance and uniquely personal advice to medical students. While we can provide numerous resources to help facilitate a medical student's career development, we count on you to help your medical student understand and navigate the challenges ahead.

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A video entitled "Follow Your Path" will help in your mentoring efforts. It features three prominent orthopaedic surgeons who explain their career choices, their affinity for orthopaedics, and the challenges they've encountered and overcome. We hope you'll consider hosting an informal gathering for medical school students where you can show the video and respond to any questions. To request a free DVD and brochures, please email

Please explore the links and resources below. We hope it provides everything you need to cultivate your mentoring skills and make a real difference in the career of an aspiring orthopaedist.

Become a mentor and make a difference¬ócontact the AAOS at or 800-626-6726 today.

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