Welcome to the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society!

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 there were many common problems confronting them, which could best be solved by pooling resources.

These range from sharing technical solutions for practice problems to how to survive motherhood and orthopaedic practice/residency at the same time. The 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 Benefits of Membership

Resources have been created for members on tips for writing an effective cover letter, tips for writing a letter of recommendation, leadership development resources, Pearls for Pursuing a Career in Orthopaedic Private Practice and Contract Negotiation.

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The Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society mentoring program has been established as part of our commitment to the professional development needs of our members. The RJOS mentoring program incorporates practice setting, specialty, and geographic area in order to develop a more extensive network and to allow RJOS members to choose mentors who best fit their needs.  This program is exclusive to members.  If you would like to be a mentor, use the button below to enroll.

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If you would like to request to be matched with a mentor, use the button below:

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