Between 2008 and 2016, the percentage of women practicing orthopaedic surgery barely increased from 4% to 6.5%, despite the fact that 49% of current US medical students are women. During that same time, the percentages of African American and Hispanic orthopaedists did not change in any meaningful way.
Consequently, in many areas of the US, the orthopaedic workforce does not closely mirror the patient population being treated. Within medicine in general—and orthopaedics in particular—the need for workforce diversity is more than a social concern or a “good-business” practice. Diversity, or the lack of it, directly affects the quality of patient care.
This one-hour complimentary webinar, co-hosted by The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS), will offer practical advice on how to achieve greater diversity in your orthopaedic workforce. The guidance comes from four orthopaedists with an impressive track record of success in meeting this challenge head-on:
Moderated by Lisa Lattanza, MD, FAOA, chief of Hand, Elbow, and Upper Extremity Surgery at UCSF, this webinar will conclude with a 15-minute Q&A session during which attendees can ask questions of the panelists.
A live Q&A session follows the presentations and provides the audience with the opportunity to further explore the concepts and data presented.
Presented: November 14, 2018