December 2001 Bulletin

Council on Academic Affairs holds first meeting

Sets priorities for coming years

Joseph P. Iannotti, MD, Council on Academic Affairs chair, right, discusses agenda for first meeting of the Council with Lawrence E. Rosenthal, PhD, AAOS deputy executive vice president, left, and Jeff Kramer, staff liaison, center

By Carolyn Rogers

Created in an effort to focus more of the Academy’s resources and energies on activities ranging from resident education to support for clinician scientists, the new AAOS Council on Academic Affairs defined its priorities and set its course for the future at its inaugural meeting on Oct. 26, 2001.

Council chair Joseph P. Iannotti, MD, opened the meeting by expressing his desire that the group leave with "a collective mindset" about the direction the Council will take over the next few years.

Primary charges to the council include: providing direction to AAOS on advocacy issues related to the academic setting of office practice; developing programs that will improve resident and medical student education; developing programs to improve skills of orthopaedic clinician educators; and supporting the development of clinician scientists.

The bulk of the meeting was spent defining objectives and setting priorities for each of the Council’s six committees, including: Diversity; Candidate Member Services; Medical Student, Resident and Fellow Training; Academic Advocacy; Clinician Scientist Programs; and Academic Business and Practice Management.

In addition to Dr. Iannotti, Council members include: Gary E. Friedlaender, MD; James J. Hamilton, MD; Darren L. Johnson, MD; Regis J. O’Keefe, MD; Augustus A. White, III, MD; Peter J. Stern, MD; Victor Goldberg, MD; Michael A. Simon, MD; and Robert T. Trousdale, MD.

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