July 2001 AAOS Report

AAOS seeks chairman for new Council on Academic Affairs

The Board of Directors has approved a search for the chairman of the newly approved Council on Academic Affairs. The charges of the Council include overseeing the development of AAOS educational programs that will improve and effect changes in resident education that are designed to meet resident educational needs. The Council will provide direction on federal- and state-level advocacy issues that relate to the academic setting of office practices. These issues include graduate medical education funding, funding for orthopaedic clinician educators, clinician scientists, allocation of such funding and other research and funding efforts that affect the orthopaedic practice environment. The Council will interact with organizations such as OREF, AOA, AOS, ORS, ABOS, AAMC and NIH. The Council will promote programs on diversity; address issues relating to candidate members; and promote horizontal integration between all councils, COMSS and the Board of Councilors, as well as the committees and project teams of this council.

The Council chairman will oversee the activities of six committees: Diversity; Candidate Member Services; Medical Student, Resident and Fellow Training; Academic Advocacy; Clinician Scientist Programs; and Academic Business and Practice Management. The Council chairman will be required to attend Board of Directors meetings and workshops, and interact with other council chairs to foster communications, knowledge sharing and horizontal integration of the committees.

Send complete CVs detailing professional activities and prior service and participation in the AAOS and other organizations. Applicants are also requested to provide their views on the issues that AAOS members in academic practice are currently facing and what they believe the AAOS through the Council on Academic Affairs could do to support this segment of members. Remarks are to be no longer than 250 words.

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