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The Michigan Orthopaedic Society strategic plan was accepted on June 22, 2018


Executive Summary

The strategic plan for MOS consists of the following high-level objectives and action steps:


Health Policy
Professional Education
Public Education
Practice Management 

Action Steps:

Continue to encourage Attending Physicians to join
Maintain and ensure effective lobbying efforts.
Provide high-level educational programs for physicians.
Participation with AAOS public education campaigns
Annual Practice Management seminars
Development of physician leadership from our younger physicians
Provide social interaction among orthopedic surgeons and their families at our annual meeting

Vision Statement

The strategic plan for MOS aims to further the following organizational vision: To become and remain one the nation’s premiere Orthopedic Medical Societies.

Mission Statement

The mission of MOS is to promote musculoskeletal education, and to advocate for patients and orthopedic surgeons.

Business and Team Summary

The primary business of MOS consists of the following: Medical Education Seminars, support of Resident research, and State and National Health Policy Advocacy

The core team members of MOS are as follows:

Executive Director
Has operational and institutional knowledge of the Michigan Orthopedic Society. The Executive Director shall give due notice and keep the minutes of all meetings of the Society and its Board of Directors.  He or she shall make reports of such meetings to the Society.  The Executive Director shall keep a record of the names of the members, guests and visitors in attendance at the meetings.  He or she shall prepare for publication, the proceedings of the meetings of the Society and the Board of Directors and a list of its members.  He/she shall conduct all official correspondence of the Society.

Is experienced in the activities of the MOS Board and coordination of board meetings and advocacy efforts. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Society and its Board of Directors.  He or she shall, appoint any special or ad hoc committees.

1st Vice President
Has the primary duty to evaluate and make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding specific legislative issues as appropriate, and should attend the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference and the AAOS state leadership meeting at the AAOS annual meeting.

2nd Vice President
Is the Chairperson of the Program Committee and be responsible for organizing and running the Annual and Fall meetings

Experience with reporting the financial status of the organization. The Treasurer and the Executive Director shall be the custodian of the funds and the other assets of the Society.  He or she shall pay all the bills of the Society

Immediate Past President
The Immediate Past President is responsible for the PAC and chairs the nominating committee.

Past President
The Past President serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors.

Board Of Councilors
Representative to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons with experience in AAOS matters. The Councilor(s) shall attend the meetings of the Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and shall take an active part in the proceedings.

Education Chair
He/she has the responsibility to oversee any educational activities of the Society as they relate to resident/fellow education and training. The Education chair serves as a member of the program committee, and may also be called upon to assist the Program Chair in the educational content of any regularly organized meeting of the Society

MSMS Delegate
The delegate shall attend the meeting of the House of Delegates of the Michigan State Medical Society and shall take an active part in the proceedings, especially in those concerned with the affairs of the field of orthopaedic surgery, direct or indirect.

Resident Member
The Resident member is expected to represent the view of residents on issues and programs of the Society. He or she shall encourage residents from State of Michigan residency programs to join the Society, and shall assist in organizing a program specific for all residents at the Annual meeting.

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