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Professional Leadership Education Scholarship

Award established by the HSS Alumni Association

This scholarship was designed to support an HSS resident attending a course in Professional Leadership to encourage his or her advancement in becoming an academic clinician in the field of musculoskeletal medicine. The Alumni Association believes it is important for residents to master both clinical and non-clinical skills. The Alumni Affairs Committee has identified three programs that support mid-level residents’ development of essential non-clinical skills that will be critical to their success as senior level residents and practicing clinicians, including the skills necessary to be more effective teachers and more successful leaders.

The scholarship will be granted annually to a qualified PGY4 to attend one of the three following programs: the ACGME Multi-specialty Leadership Skills Training Program, the ACS Residents as Teachers and Leaders Course, or the AOA Resident Leadership Forum. Scholarship recipient will be able to determine preference.


  • Applicant must demonstrate the skills and talent necessary for future potential leadership roles in academic and clinical medicine to be considered for the scholarship.

Application Process
Complete an online application form which requires:

  • Current CV
  • A written statement of approximately 250 words demonstrating why he or she should be considered for the Professional Leadership Education Scholarship. Statement should include:
  • Leadership accomplishments prior and during residency
  • Short and long term goals in orthopaedics
  • How course will be used toward betterment of residency program


  • Upon the completion of the course will be expected to:
  • Submit a written statement of approximately 300 words that will be published in the Alumni News magazine
  • Prepare a presentation to discuss the scholarship experience at:
    • Alumni Affairs Committee Meeting
    • Alumni Business Meeting at Annual Meeting
    • Resident Monthly Meeting

Selection Process

  • A Selection Committee will be created by members of the Alumni Affairs Committee and Resident Directors. Applications will be reviewed and scored on a quantitative scale. Selection Committee will meet to review evaluation results and select a recipient.  Once selected, award recipient will be responsible for registering for the course and making travel and accommodation plans.

Application Program Options

  1. ACGME Multi-specialty Leadership Skills Training Program for Chief Residents

Program is designed to introduce the essential skills required for rising and current chief residents to develop enhanced self-awareness and learn leadership concepts which increase individual effectiveness in a leadership role.
Course Date: March through June (Multiple Sessions)

  1. ACS Residents as Teachers and Leaders Course

Course established to help mid- to senior-level surgery residents develop skills for residents’ roles as teachers, leaders and practicing surgeons. The course specifically addresses the skills necessary to be more effective teachers and more successful leaders.
Course Date: Every March

  1. AOA Resident Leadership Forum

The program will develop enhanced leadership skills through dynamic presentations. Attendees will learn leadership strategies to share with other residents in their training program. They will also have opportunity to network with other senior resident leaders, AOA members and engage with expert speakers.
Course Date: Every June

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