What if cost barriers were removed and blue-chip talent pipelines between universities and practices were established? What if you never had to even post your jobs and that work was done for you via technology that refreshes your listings every single day? What if practices could begin conversation with recruits years out from planned start dates as trainees progressed through residency and fellowship? Working at full form this would be like taking orders for recruits a year in advance to allow us to bring them to residents, fellows, and practicing orthopaedic surgeons (academic and private) across our 160 universities and hundreds of private practices for seamless coordination. Can you imagine a world where you recruited and signed your recruits several years in advance? We can.
There’s no one better positioned to deliver such a platform than AOC Connect whose membership base includes 160 University-based orthopaedic programs and whose 5,000+ members include Orthopaedic Chairs, Vice Chairs, Division Chiefs, Chief Administrative Officers, and 3,000+ Residents and Fellows. In the private practice world, we have ties to 700+ private orthopaedic practices across the country.
JobsInOrtho was created by AOC Connect in response to our residents and fellows demanding a solution to reduce the anxiety/frustration of identifying what jobs were even available (let alone navigating the way to landing one). With approximately 80% of our graduating trainees entering private practice, it only makes sense to create a platform that offers high visibility to ALL job postings across private and academic practices.
Lastly, what employers want most are terrific candidates who will be great partners and who hit the ground running. Because 78% of residents and fellows state that their #1 complaint about their training program is that they are “not appropriately prepared for the business of orthopaedics”, the Academic Orthopaedic Consortium has begun providing NATIONAL RESIDENCY CURRICULUM in partnership with ARCOS (Association of Residency Coordinators in Orthopaedic Surgery) and the AAOE (a terrific association that encompasses 700 private orthopaedic practices). We are helping our blue chip talent to become better prepared for what’s next so that they hit the ground running for you.
Thank you to the AOC Connect Chairs and CAOs, and especially to my AOC Connect leadership team, for the privilege of working together to better position Orthopaedic Surgeons, Executives, PA/NP and those that employ them in a transformative way that makes better sense for all involved.
I am also deeply grateful for the contributions of these individuals who have truly helped "above and beyond" to support, inspire, and/or to shape the work: Scott Levin, MD, Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UPENN; Ron Faulbaum, CAO-Emeritus, Washington University; David Attarian, MD, Executive Vice Chair, Duke University Orthopaedics; James Urbaniak, MD, Chair-Emeritus, Duke University Orthopaedics; James Nunley, MD, Chair-Emeritus, Duke University Orthopaedics; Richard Gelberman, MD, Chair-Emeritus, Washington University; Tad Vail, MD, Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF; Joe Zuckerman, MD, Chair, Department of Orthopaedics, NYU; Leesa Galatz, MD, System Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mt. Sinai; Bill Levine, MD, Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University; Scott Boden, MD, Chair, Emory Orthopaedics; Todd Albert, MD, Chair-Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery; Mike West, CEO, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute; Neil Ravitz, CAO, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UPENN; Angie Scala, Founder & CEO, ScalaDesign; Daniel London, MD, Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System; Jason Lipof, MD, Clinical Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rochester; Bonnie Chien, MD, Clinical Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital; Kim Reising, President, ARCOS; Addy Kujawa, CEO, AAOE; Brian Bauer, Founder & CEO, Hospital Careers.com; and Alan Friedman, Founder & CEO, J3P Healthcare Solutions.
Founder & CEO, AOC Connect
Founder & CEO, JobsInOrtho
Chief Administrative Officer-Emeritus, Duke University Orthopaedics