COA Position Statement on Orthopaedic Graduate Unemployment – 2016

The Position Statement on Orthopaedic Graduate Unemployment has been updated in 2016 from a previous version, recognizing that the current level of unemployment among graduates poses a threat to the ability of COA members to adequately serve society and offer appropriate access to orthopaedic care. The statement calls for more effective allocation of government resources, describes responsibilities of orthopaedic surgeons in this context, and outlines potential solutions to reverse the numbers of underemployed surgeons. Read the full statement here.