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AOC Connect positions residents, fellows and new faculty to be more informed, better prepared, and ultimately to become more effective in their roles.

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Benefits of Your FREE AOC Connect Membership

Navigating Job Search, Employment Contracts, Negotiation

  • Legal Do’s & Don’ts of Employment Contracts
  • Private Practice versus Academics versus Privademics
  • Balancing Research and Clinical Productivity
  • Work-Life Balance: Is it Possible?

Easy as 1-2-3…
Identify and Apply for the Best Ortho Jobs!

JobsInOrtho is the #1 way that Residents, Fellows, and Faculty identify and apply for jobs.  JIO is the largest Orthopaedic job board in the U.S. and posts 700+ jobs across 285+ orthopaedic employers aggregating only the BEST private & academic orthopaedic jobs.  JIO is endorsed by AOC Connect, American Alliance of Orthopedic Executives (700 Private Orthopaedic Practices), and the Association of Residency Coordinators in Orthopaedic Surgery.

It’s never too early to get your name and credentials out there and build your network, so why not take a moment and do it now? Establish your free job seeker profile today!

Preparing for the Business of Orthopaedics

These AOC Best Practice presentations will help you to hit the ground running to prepare for the business of orthopaedics…as delivered by the most respected academic leaders in the country. Enjoy!

  • Preparing your Residents for the Business of Orthopaedic Practice
  • Understanding, Managing, and Optimizing the Key Performance Indicators that Drive a Successful Orthopaedic Practice
  • What to Expect in Your 1st Year of Ortho Practice

AOC and AAOE’s
Business of Orthopaedics and Job Search Curriculum

The AOC partnered with the AAOE to create additional curriculum to help residents, fellows, and new faculty to prepare for “what’s next” in their career journey specific to the business of orthopaedics. These presentations are delivered by the country’s leading experts in both academic and private practice environments. The AAOE is the largest organization in the US that is comprised entirely of private orthopaedic practice administrators.

  • Module 1: Practice Governance and Structure
  • Module 2: Revenue Cycle Management
  • Module 3: Financial Management and Benchmarking
  • Module 4: Quality and Patient Experience
  • Module 5: Compliance and Risk Management
  • Module 6: Marketing Your Practice
  • Module 7: Leadership Development and Human Resources

Login to access Residency Program Curriculum by Module as your prepare to navigate job searches in the business of orthopaedics.

The AOC Connect App

  • Engage with 5,000+ Members
  • Join Position-based and Special Interest Discussion Groups
  • Access Members-only resources & webinars
  • and so much more!

What Our Members Are Saying

Jason Lipof, MD

Clinical Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rochester

When COVID hit, Mike proactively engaged hundreds of residents across the country in conversation to ask how he could help us and to better understand our needs…and he then went to private and academic practice leadership to replicate this needs assessment and created an incredible platform with content to make us stronger candidates who are better prepared for practice while also helping to satisfy our ACGME requirements. JobsInOrtho brings tremendous visibility to all job opportunities while increasing efficiency and reducing anxiety and costs for everyone.”

Daniel London, MD

Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System

Navigating the job search process for the first time can be daunting. The AOC has created incredibly valuable content that goes into the details of contracts and negotiations. This is knowledge I haven’t been able to find anywhere else. Residents need to be aware of this resource!”

Patrick Massey M.D.

Program Director, Director of Clinical Research, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, LSU Health Shreveport, Director of Pediatric Sports Medicine, Shriner’s Hospital for Children Shreveport

Michael, thank you so much for all of your excellent leadership and contribution to the field of orthopaedics. I am the Program Director for the Residency at LSU in Shreveport. I wrote the article on Surgical Selection in JAAOS with our Chair, Dr. Shane Barton, and attended the recent lecture with you and him. I just gave my residents the lecture on different contracts and practice models based on the PPT you gave us months ago. The feedback was extremely positive. My residents want more! I think AOC could really pioneer this business/ leadership aspect for all residents from day one with a solid curriculum and I love the list of topics you have!”

Five things to know about
AOC Connect


AOC Connect is the largest, fastest growing, and top-rated orthopaedic organization in the U.S.

Engage with 5,000+ members spanning 160 universities and 40 health systems and private practices. Access our digital social platform to foster closer professional connections, peer-to-peer networking, group discussions, and special interest groups, and to enable collaborative problem solving and sharing of best practices, 24/7.

Powers the #1 Ortho Jobs Platform

AOC Connect powers JobsInOrtho, the #1 orthopaedics career platform in the U.S.

JobsInOrtho became the largest job board for orthopaedic surgeons in the U.S. only 14 days after launch, filling a real need for blue-chip employers. More than 200 employers are currently posting jobs and 1,500+ job applications were submitted by surgeons in the first 6 months of launch. JobsInOrtho is the #1 way orthopaedic residents and fellows identify and apply for jobs.

Devoted to Residents’ & Fellows’ Success

AOC Connect is known as the “Career Sherpa” for orthopaedic residents, fellows, and new faculty.

As AOC Connect members, residents and fellows can create free JobsInOrtho job seeker profiles and access our expert presentations on how to job-hunt successfully and negotiate the compensation they deserve. More than 400 orthopaedic residents and fellows helped us to identify and prioritize our content specific to preparing for the business of orthopaedics and how to navigate job search, negotiation, and employment contracts.

Commited to Leadership Development

AOC Connect has been optimizing orthopaedic leaders and their teams for two decades.

We aim to optimize our members!  It’s true: 97% of academic orthopaedic administrators name AOC Connect as “the #1 most valuable organization to their role.” 98% of our orthopaedic surgeon leaders rate our programs as either an “A” or an “A-“ And orthopaedic residents and fellows rate our digital on-demand curriculum 4.5/5.0 to help them prepare for the business of orthopaedics and how to navigate job search, employment contracts, and negotiation.

Publishes Exclusive Industry Data Reports & Resources

AOC Connect provides the country’s only academic orthopaedic compensation and clinical productivity reports and open access to 100+ best practices reports

AOC Connect members can access FREE compensation benchmarking reports and leadership presentations of proven strategies for successfully optimizing musculoskeletal enterprises and the individuals entrusted with leading them.

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