True Grit in Leadership: 2018 AOA Critical Issues Symposium Addressing Grit, Sex Inequality, and Underrepresented Minorities in Orthopaedics

Julie Balch Samora, James Robert Ficke, Samir Mehta, Kristy Weber

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Grit is a positive noncognitive trait that is based on an individual's passion for long-term goals, coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve. Grit has been shown to be a greater predictor of success than intelligence. As the curriculum for orthopaedic trainees continues to evolve, deliberate practice for surgical skills, encouraging a growth mindset, and enhancing grit may be as important as preparation for board examinations. Although talent and skill play a role in achievement, the effort put forth in developing a skill can dramatically affect the ultimate achievement. Therefore, grit is a trait that can be developed. As educators, we can encourage hard work, reflection, and appropriate risk-taking. Implicit biases and microaggressions occur on a daily basis within orthopaedics, and grit will be an important trait to possess in order to combat these biases. However, we also will have to work as a community to create a more welcoming culture to underrepresented groups so that we can provide the highest level of musculoskeletal care and improve patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e45
JournalThe Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
Volume101
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2019

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Orthopedics
Aptitude
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Motivation
Patient Care
Growth

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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True Grit in Leadership : 2018 AOA Critical Issues Symposium Addressing Grit, Sex Inequality, and Underrepresented Minorities in Orthopaedics. / Samora, Julie Balch; Ficke, James Robert; Mehta, Samir; Weber, Kristy.

In: The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, Vol. 101, No. 10, 15.05.2019, p. e45.

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