AAOS Career Podcast

AAOS Career Podcast

The Bone Beat, an orthopaedic podcast channel from AAOS

#18 Supporting Women in Orthopaedics

In recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, this episode features a conversation about supporting women in orthopaedic surgery. AAOS Career Podcast Host Liana Tedesco, MD, leads a provocative discussion with her attending at Columbia University and incoming Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society President Christen Russo, MD, FAAOS. From gender representation and reproductive rights to advancing their careers amidst unique challenges, all topics are on the table. Guest: Christen M. Russo, MD, FAAOS, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, President  Host: Liana Tedesco, MD, Chair, AAOS Resident Assembly 
March 7, 2023

#17 ROCK: Reimaging Resident Education in Orthopaedics Together

In this episode with Paul Tornetta, III, MD, FAAOS, we explore the AAOS Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge program, also known as ROCK. This is a dynamic online learning environment designed to empower residents with core foundational knowledge needed to pass their Boards, feel confident in their Orthopaedic In-Training Examination scores, and be a well-rounded orthopaedic surgeon. Additional resources and information: Guest: Paul Tornetta, III, MD, FAAOS, AAOS Second Vice President and ROCK Curriculum Co-Director Host: Liana Tedesco, MD, Chair, AAOS Resident Assembly
February 7, 2023

#16 Ideas and Innovation in Orthopaedics

This episode delves into the importance and process of having an innovation mindset in orthopaedics. From identifying a problem to partnering with industry and pursuing a patent, surgeons can use innovation to advance the field. The conversation discusses exploring ideas through research, intellectual property protections, and opportunities to use technology to improve musculoskeletal care. Guest: Thomas R. Duquin, MD, FAAOS, Director of Medical Student Education, Jacobs School of Medicine, University at Buffalo Host: Daniel Cognetti, MD, Vice Chair, AAOS Resident Assembly
January 3, 2023

#15 Building Skills Through Leadership

Orthopaedic surgeons gain invaluable skills by serving in leadership positions. In this episode, AAOS Membership Council Chair Elizabeth Matzkin, MD, FAAOS discusses her leadership journey, offers recommendations for residents to get started, and explains how to gain the most out of these opportunities. Learn more about AAOS leadership positions: Info on the AAOS Resident Assembly: Episode on the ALI program: Guest: Elizabeth Matzkin, MD, FAAOS, Chair, AAOS Membership Council Host: Liana Tedesco, MD, Chair, AAOS Resident Assembly
December 6, 2022

#14 Finding and Fostering Mentorships

Finding a mentor during residency can be difficult, but the lessons learned, and professional advice given are invaluable. In this episode, William Levine, MD, FAAOS, from Columbia University offers tips for finding the right mentor, being a good mentee despite a rigorous schedule, then creating a lasting, professional relationship that extends beyond the years of formal training and landing a job. Guest (name, title, company or organization): William N. Levine (New York), MD, FAAOS, Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons Host: Daniel Cognetti, MD, Vice Chair, AAOS Resident Assembly
November 1, 2022

#13 Career Resources for Early-Career Professionals

As early-career professionals prepare for their first job, many are not aware of the many resources available through AAOS. In this episode, learn about the job search process, how to be an attractive candidate and what resources AAOS offers when searching and preparing for job opportunities. Guests:Tanja Getter, Lead Residency Education Director, Community Health Systems; Evette Thompson, AAOS Career Center Coordinator Host: Daniel Cognetti, MD, Vice Chair, AAOS Resident Assembly
October 4, 2022
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The AAOS Career Podcast covers professional development topics of interest to the musculoskeletal community, from financial literacy and research opportunities to surgical skills and networking. Conversations between early-career surgeons and experienced attendings offer practical tools for guided growth in the specialty. Part of “The Bone Beat” orthopaedic podcast channel.


Austin Beason, MD

Austin Beason, MD

Austin Beason, MD, is a resident physician in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Southern Illinois University and is the chair of the AAOS Resident Assembly Executive Committee.

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