AOA diversity mentors


AOA offers the opportunity for medical students, junior doctors and unaccredited orthopaedic trainees to connect with mentors from AOA's diversity groups: Orthopaedic Women's Link (OWL), the Champions of Change Working Group, and the Cultural Inclusion Working Group.

Our goal is to help individuals from under-represented groups in orthopaedics and connect them with mentors who are allies and understand and recognise differences as an opportunity to learn and can help mentees navigate their interest in a career in surgery and orthopaedics.

If you are an AOA trainee or recent AOA fellow interested in finding a mentor, please see the Younger Surgeon Mentoring Program.


Finding an AOA diversity mentor

If you're interested in connecting with a diversity mentor, please see the list below and complete the application form.

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Should you have any questions about this program or on AOA's diversity groups, contact cdi@aoa.org.au 

What you can expect

  • The opportunity to connect with an AOA diversity mentor via direct contact or a small group session held online.
  • Resources and materials to support your interest in a career in orthopaedic surgery.
  • Event invitations and access to activities run specifically for minority groups by AOA or partner/sponsor organisations who collaborate with AOA’s diversity groups.

Mentors

Our groups of diversity mentors continues to grow, and we welcome involvement from other AOA members. If you are interested in becoming a diversity mentor, please contact cdi@aoa.org.au

Megan-Cain

Megan Cain

SA
Orthopaedic registrar
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Rekha-Ganeshalingam

Rekha Ganeshalingam

VIC
Orthopaedic surgeon – adult and paediatric conditions
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Juliette Gentle

Juliette Gentle
VIC
General orthopaedic surgeon, Head of Unit
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Jenny-Green

Jennifer Green
ACT
Hand and wrist surgeon 
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Madeleine Jolley

Madeleine Jolley
WA
Orthopaedic trainee
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Chris-Morrey2

Chris Morrey
Cairns, QLD
Orthopaedic surgeon; trauma, arthroplasty and spine
AOA First Vice-President
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Anthony-Murray

Anthony Murray
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Orthopaedic surgeon, interested in trauma and arthroplasty
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Buki-Oloruntoba

Olubukola (Buki) Oloruntoba

Whyalla, SA
Orthopaedic surgeon
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Travis-Perera

Travis Perera

VIC
Orthopaedic surgeon (retired) 
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Jai-Sungaran

Jai Sungaran

Sydney, NSW
Orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeon
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Andrew-Wines

Andrew Wines
NSW
Foot and ankle surgeon
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