Visit the AAOS Physician Job Placement Center

The AAOS has the most comprehensive job placement service available to the orthopaedic community. If you are looking for a new practice opportunity or are expanding your orthopaedic staff, the AAOS Placement Service can help.

The AAOS Job Placement Center enables practices to identify and meet with job seekers.

Located in Academy Hall B, McCormick Place, the Job Placement Center’s hours of operation are the following:

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Stop in and advertise your open position on the job boards, meet with potential candidates, and schedule onsite interviews. The six interview booths are available by reservation and only if you already have an appointment to meet with a potential candidate.

Both Job Seekers and Practice Opportunities booklets are updated on a daily basis and are available in the Job Placement Center every morning by 8:00 a.m. These books contain only the listings of attendees at the AAOS Annual Meeting who have checked in with the Placement Center.

The following tips will help you find the ideal orthopaedic surgeon to fill the vacancy in your practice.

Connecting with candidates

  • The contact information on the candidate profile is a good way to reach prospective employees. Be sure to include your cell phone number in your listing so candidates can reach you.
  • Remember to check email and voicemail messages as potential candidates may be leaving you messages while you are at the Annual Meeting.
  • Reserve an interview booth at the Job Placement Center as soon as you have a confirmed appointment. The sign-up sheet is at the reception desk.

Your search starts here
Your search for outstanding, qualified candidates can start at the AAOS Annual Meeting and continue throughout the entire year. The online Placement Service ( is available to members looking for a position and to registered users of Practice Opportunities.

For information after the Annual Meeting, contact the Placement Service Coordinator at 847-384-4259 or email

The AAOS Placement Service is designed as a service to the members of the Academy. Participation by professional recruitment firms or staffing agencies is not permitted.