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It is an exciting time for the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS)! At our March 2023 Annual meeting, we will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary.

Together we will celebrate and commemorate the past 40 years of our society's achievements, made possible by our members and leaders.

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Make an Impact with Your Support

The mission of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society is to promote the professional development of women in orthopaedics throughout all stages of their careers. Our goals include providing education, mentorship, sponsorship, and fostering the development of the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons while providing resources and opportunities for our members to maximize their growth professionally and personally.


All RJOS programs and scholarships directly benefit and impact our residents and medical students on their journey to success.


Our extensive network of practice settings, specialty and geographic areas, allow members to choose mentors who best fit their needs.


We believe advancing the future of women in orthopaedics requires strong advocates that foster responsibility and action.


Our shared knowledge includes goal setting advice for your career, leadership skills training, contract negotiation, and much more.


RJOS has seen incredible growth and expansion over the years. We asked some of our fellow RJOS members to share why membership matters.

Liana J. Tedesco, MD

PGY-5, Orthopaedic Surgery Resident

NYP/Columbia University Medical Center

Meeting female orthopedic surgeons in a variety of career stages has allowed me to gain a unique perspective and find mentors to guide me through professional and personal journeys. Through both mentorship and education, being part of RJOS has allowed me to grow as a leader, surgeon, and educator.

Emma Dwyer, MD

PGY 4, University of Chicago

RJOS Research Award Winner

RJOS has played a major role in my career already. In addition to mentorship, RJOS has supported my education and research through generous scholarships. Thanks to RJOS’s support, I hope to help make advancements in the field.

Josephine R. Coury, MD

Orthopedic Surgery Resident

Columbia University Medical Center

Through RJOS I found several mentors that not only have provided incredible career advice, but also personal advice. RJOS has shown me that it is possible to have a successful career as a female surgeon and a happy family.

Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The University of Chicago Medicine

I first experienced RJOS as a resident – as the fourth woman ever in my residency, it was energizing to meet a group of engaged female orthopaedic surgeons! The fact that RJOS existed as a network and resource was incredibly valuable to me as I moved through my training.

Shaping the Future of Women in Orthopaedics

To kick off our 40th anniversary, we launched our 40th Anniversary Giving Campaign with the goal of raising $40,000 from our members and supporters! As of December 12, RJOS has reached its campaign goal!!. A generous supporter who matched all funds raised during the campaign will now match up to $100,000! This donor match is an incredible opportunity to double the campaign's impact to sustain our mission, provide more resources for our members, and expand our scholarships.

Help us reach our goal of $100,000

Your support will ensure our RJOS programs, grants, and resources will remain available for our members. We hope you will join us in showing your commitment to the future of RJOS and the long-term growth of this society.

Raised $40,000
Goal $100,000


1. RJOS is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible.
2. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar.
3. Your donation is making a difference!

Donate to RJOS

You may also make a donation using any of the following methods:
Donate through OREF – For the convenience of donors, OREF offers donors the opportunity to designate funds to RJOS after contributing to OREF.
• Call the RJOS Administrative Offices at 847.696.1626 Monday through Friday 8AM to 4PM (CDT).
• Mail a donation check to: RJOS, 1515 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 345, Schaumburg, IL 60173