AO Access—driving the AO's diversity, inclusion, and mentorship programs
Why AO Access is needed
Using an evidence-based approach, AO Access and its initiatives are critical components of making the AO more diverse and inclusive.
Want to become a mentor or mentee? Come and explore what it means to be a mentor or mentee in the context of developmental mentoring based on nonclinical competencies with the AO Access Mentorship Program. Learn more...
Engage with us
AO Access Journey
The latest research confirms 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. Boost your career by engaging with the AO Access Journey. Learn more...
Voices for change
Become an advocate for change and, by sharing your story, help create a culture and climate where everyone feels welcome, safe, respected, and valued. Learn more....
Task force member recruitment
The success of AO Access is tied to engagement and self-nomination. We welcome your involvement. The second round of self-nomination remains open for future collaboration. To get started, please complete this short survey.
Learn, lead, and leverage
AO Access to success podcast series
Broaden your perspectives for personal and professional development and explore dimensions of leadership with the AO Access podcast series. Listen here...
AO Access webinars
Our series of interactive webinars targets particular aspects of diversity, inclusion, and mentorship, with selected AO experts and invited speakers sharing their experiences and answering your questions. Watch here...
AO Video Hub
Find educational videos of AO experts discussing topics such as leadership, mentorship, allyship, and cultural change (AO log-in required). Watch here...
Stay up to date with all AO Access initiatives via articles in the FacultyFocus, published three times a year. Access them here...
Who we are
The power of partnerships maximizes the impact of creating sustainable, systemic change for more inclusive and equitable institutions. We proudly present our partnerships; we invite you to find out more.
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DiversityJuly 06, 2021
Voices for change: Celebrating diversity within the AONicola ‘Nikki’ Kildea: My AO Access journey
DiversityJune 07, 2021
Voices for change: celebrating diversity within the AOHéctor J Aguado: my AO journey
DiversityMay 21, 2021
Voices for change: Celebrating diversity within the AOWaeel Hamouda: My AO journey
DiversityMarch 15, 2021
AO CMF Women Surgeon Group and AO Access celebrate International Women's Day across bordersLeveraging gender diversity to cultivate dialogue and advance collaboration across the global AO surgeon community
DiversityMarch 04, 2021
AO’s Richards and Topalovic support charity’s effort to keep students inspiredTwo AO representatives were part of a United Kingdom-based charity’s recent effort to keep Davos-area students inspired following the pandemic-related postponement of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting.
DiversityJuly 10, 2020
Women in STEMM series
Caroline Constant, preclinical surgeon and project leader at the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI)