AAOS Now, May 2021
Female Orthopaedic Residents Discuss Barriers to Entry
In an effort to gain feedback regarding perceived barriers to entry by female orthopaedic surgeons or aspiring orthopaedic surgeons, Anthony E. Johnson, MD, FAAOS, spoke with Ayane Rossano, a third-year medical student, and Brooke Hergert, a fourth-year medical student, both of Dell Medical School, to learn more.
She for She: Moving Forward Together
Editor’s note: Julie Balch Samora, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAOS, FAOA, is the 2021 president of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society. The following content is an excerpt from her incoming presidential address presented on March 29. The complete version is available at aaosnow.org.
A Reflection on Black Women in Medicine
As a Black man in medicine with a goal of increasing diversity, I believe it necessary to continue celebrating and educating about Black history throughout the year. Also, as a medical student whose mentor, a Black orthopaedic surgeon, is dedicated to bringing more women into the field, I believe focusing on women in medicine is a great place to start to help accomplish that task.
Orthopaedic Surgeons Can Curb COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
If all the time I spend talking to patients who ask me about COVID-19 vaccine prevents just one patient from getting COVID-19, then it was time well spent.