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supporting the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons

Shaping the Future of Women in Orthopaedics

Maximizing growth professionally and personally.

The mission of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society is to promote the professional development of women in orthopaedics throughout all stages of their careers.
RJOS strives to provide:
Education
Mentorship
Sponsorships
Resources
Opportunities
Grants & Scholarships
Leadership Programs
Advocacy
Community
RJOS PRESIDENT 2024-2025

“We may be few, but we are fierce. We are stronger together."

Meet Dr. Corinna Franklin. As the new RJOS president, she will continue to blaze the trail for women in orthopaedics!
Dr. Franklin's goal is to establish RJOS as THE place for women in orthopaedics, at all points in their careers, from student to retirement.

Watch Dr Franklin's presidential welcome video here.
Corinna CD Franklin, MD, AB, FAOA
President, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
membership benefits

RJOS offers numerous programs and educational platforms that benefit and impact our residents' and medical students' journey to success.

Our members have access to our speakers' bureau, the ability to submit surveys for member-wide distribution, and webinars. All are designed to support our members as leaders and learners.
resources

The RJOS database of resources is vast and addresses topics relevant to our members at every stage of the orthopaedic journey.

Our shared knowledge includes goal-setting advice for career, leadership skills training, contract negotiation, and much more. The RJOS network offers outstanding mentorship and leadership programs that build community and cultivate diverse environments within orthopaedics.

Expand your Knowledge: Dive into engaging RJOS Educational Webinars

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The history of RJOS and what it means for future orthopaedic surgeons

The Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS) was founded in 1983 as a support and networking group for the growing number of women orthopaedic surgeons. The women at the first meeting felt that many common problems were confronting them, which could best be solved by pooling resources. 
RJOS began with 42 women and has grown to a membership of more than 1,400. The majority is from North America, with international female orthopaedists included. The membership is comprised of practicing orthopaedic surgeons, residents, fellows, and medical students. With these varied perspectives, RJOS offers a woman’s viewpoint on the rewards and shortcomings of an orthopaedic career. For the medical student, resident, and fellow, there is a mentoring program to offer guidance as well as practical suggestions for choosing and completing an orthopaedic residency.
Committee work powers the organization. Committee positions are available on the Membership, Mentoring & Professional Development, Education, Technology & Communications, Development and Scientific Committees, and our new DEI Taskforce. 
our partners and affiliates

Supported by the Following Organizations

Zimmer Biomet

Stryker

Orthopediatrics

The Perry Initiative

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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