"Diversification and qualifications can and should be successful partners," said Vernon T. Tolo, MD, newly elected president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons during the 69th Annual Meeting in Dallas, this past February. Tolo has given diversity in orthopaedics top priority as he spoke to Academy members during his inaugural speech. "The scarcity of women and minority medical students among those choosing orthopaedics as a career is disturbing. Only 7.2 percent of our current ...

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