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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provides education and practice management services for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. The Academy also serves as an advocate for improved patient care and informs the public about the science of orthopaedics. Founded at Northwestern University as a not-for-profit organization in 1933, the Academy has grown from a small organization serving less than 500 members to the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The Academy now serves over 25,000 members internationally.

Members of the Academy, called fellows, are orthopaedists concerned with the diagnosis, care, and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. The orthopaedist's scope of practice includes disorders of the body's bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Fellows have completed four years of medical school and at least five years of an approved residency in orthopaedics. In addition, they must pass a comprehensive oral and written examination, be certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and submit to stringent membership review processes prior to admittance to the Academy.
Benefits include: medical, dental and life insurance, long- and short-term disability and long-term care insurance; flexible spending accounts; defined contribution pension plan, plus a 403(b)(7) pre-tax retirement savings option; credit union; 529 college savings plan; paid holidays, vacation and sick days; tuition reimbursement; a 35 hour work week, flexible scheduling including compressed work weeks and work at home options; business casual dress Monday through Thursday and casual Fridays.
The underlying values that support the management philosophy include:

empowerment of staff;
fairness and consistency;
trust, respect, and value of the individual;
team building through interdepartmental cooperation and reliance;
highest ethical conduct; and
acceptance of responsibility and accountability for one's self and for staff supervised.
The Academy publishes continuing medical educational (CME) material including text books, CD-ROMs, video and audio tapes. The Academy publishes a monthly journal, a bi-monthly magazine, monthly newsletter and a daily e-letter. The Academy conducts lecture, lab and on-line CME courses domestically and internationally.
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