December 2016

Clinician Scholar Career Development

Baron Lonner, M.D.
Board of Specialty Society of AAOS representative for SRS

The future vitality of our specialty will be determined by the commitment of our young and upcoming generation of surgeons to leadership in clinical care, research, and education.We, as members of the Scoliosis Research Society must foster these leaders of the future.

The AAOS, OREF, and ORS have sponsored a highly popular program, the Clinical Scholar Career Development Program which is a 1.5 day workshop taking place in Rosemont, Illinois on Sept. 21-23, 2017.  Application opens January 1, 2017 and closes March 11, 2017. To apply, go to

The program highlights include: career timeline, collaboration with scientists, mentorship, academic promotion, grants and funding resources, and balancing it all with one’s personal life. This program will no doubt be an early highlight in the fledgling career of clinician scholars, individuals interested in combining clinical practice with academic pursuits.

The program is open to PGY 2-5, fellows, and young practitioners through the first 3 years of practice.

Please identify appropriate candidates for this important program to help nurture the future leaders of the Scoliosis Research Society.