Get involved

Join us! Share your perspectives and engage in conversations with your community.

Why get involved

  • Increase your surgical expertise and technical know-how within your area of specialty and practice
  • Expand your network of peers and collaborate to solve practice-specific problems and advance your career
  • Enhance your personal and professional leadership skills through coaching and mentoring opportunities or seek opportunities to get coached or be a mentee
  • Experience the AO spirit and all its benefits from the convenience of your office or home


How to get involved

Explore the opportunities described below and send us an email with your interests. Our staff will reach out to you to provide further information and help you start your AO NA volunteer journey. Please note: many AO NA opportunities require an active AO membership. Become a member here.

Educational opportunities

Become a part of our educational mission:

  • Be a coach or mentor
  • Develop and review learning activities
  • Teach online
  • Create surgical technique videos
  • Be an assessor


Push the boundaries of scientific inquiry. Get inspired, innovate, and contribute to research in musculoskeletal care.

  • Create clinical guidelines
  • Be a focus issue author
  • Review Fellows abstracts
  • Perform educational research
  • Write grants
  • Participate in clinical research studies


  • Develop Fellows topics and forums
  • Create content for Fellows handbooks
  • Participate in an observership
  • Be a learning ambassador
  • Identify surgical talent
  • Take part in the Davos Fellows experience

Community building

Help create a thriving surgical community:

  • Be a visiting professor
  • Participate in an observership
  • Create content for newsletters
  • Contribute to member research
  • Share your experiences on social media


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Professional development

Take your practice to the next level through skill-specific training:

  • Diversity & advocacy 
  • Marketing & business
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Teamwork

Want to teach?

Experience educational excellence—expand your skills in teaching and learning through our faculty development program.

Learn about our communities

Participate in AO Access

Experience the AO's diversity, inclusion, and membership initiative

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