AO Access mentoring

Advance your personal and professional development.


Welcome to the AO Access Journey

If you have been following the latest research, you know that developing your nonclinical competencies not only positively benefits your patient care and outcomes; it also boosts your career and positively affects your personal life.

The AO Access Journey consists of three pathways. All modules of the three pathways are continuing medical education-accredited modules, and you will receive certificates of attendance (per module) and completion (per pathway).

Want to become a mentor or mentee?

Mentoring Pathway

Start your AO Access Journey with the enhanced AO Access Mentoring Pathway.

The AO Access Mentoring Pathway serves as your gateway to professional growth, personal skill development, and the opportunity to connect with your peers and AO leaders. 

Explore what it means to be a mentor or mentee in the context of developmental mentoring based on nonclinical competencies. Discover the benefits and reflect on the roles and responsibilities. Learn how to drive the relationship, connect with your mentoring partner to address current issues and develop coping strategies for the future.

Upon completing the Mentoring Pathway, the decision to become a mentor or a mentee is yours to make. Regardless of your choice, you will benefit from this bi-directional mentoring relationship, contributing to both your personal and professional growth.

After successfully completing all required modules and mandatory learning activities, you will be given access to the mentorship platform, where you will be matched with your mentor/mentee, based on self-identified gaps of defined nonclinical competencies to further your personal and professional development.

Want to engage in growing your knowledge beyond clinical competencies to further your career?


Collaborative and Communal Learning Pathway

Take part and experience self-directed, social, and contextual, learning across clinical specialties and regions. Inspire and support AO's global community to collaboratively reach new heights in terms of excellence and fulfill personal and professional goals.

Are you an AO Access Liaison or a Community Development Commission member?


Liaisons and Community Development Commission Members Pathway

Explore what it means to be driving diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within your clinical specialty. Act as ambassadors engaging the community to positively influence your community, faculty, nomination committees, and beyond, focusing on practical and systemic aspects.

Limited access, available as of 2023 (open to AO Access Liaisons and Community Development Commission members only).

Please contact AO Access if you are a Community Development Commission member.