RJOS has extended the deadline for nominations for the RJOS Courage Award

 RJOS Courage Award

The definition of courage is “the ability to do something that frightens one” and “strength in the face of pain or grief” (Oxford Languages dictionary, Oxford University Press, 2020.) Courage is a conscious choice and willingness to confront a difficult situation. As orthopaedic surgeons, at some point we may become aware of or may be the victim of unethical practices. This may be regarding patient care, billing practices, or treatment of medical students, residents, staff, or colleagues. What is witnessed may become too hard to ignore and someone takes that risk to address the wrongdoing. That takes courage. It is inspirational and sometimes comes at a great cost. We would like to recognize an individual who defines courage and conviction in representing what is right to protect and help others.

Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate an individual who has stood up for what is right All RJOS members in good standing can submit a nomination for an orthopaedic surgeon who stood for what was right in the face of difficulty or at risk to their career.

Nominations for the “RJOS Courage Award” are extended to Friday, December 31, 2021.    Click here to submit a nominee for the “RJOS Courage Award”.  


The 2022 recipients of the RJCS Courage Award will be recognized at the RJOS Annual Meeting in Chicago, in March 2022.