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AAOS Annual
Meeting 2023

What's a Surgicalist?

Get all of your questions answered LIVE in Las Vegas at AAOS 2023!

Three ways to connect with us at AAOS 2023:

  1. Join us at the Innovation Theater for the Surgicalist presentation (info below)
  2. Meet us at Synergy Health Partners Booth #1321
  3. Set up a personal Career Assessment.

Presentation and Live Q&A:

The Surgicalist Model — an Innovation Helping Surgeons Live Their Best Lives


When: Wed, March 8 – 3:00-3:20 pm

Where: Innovation Theater

Why: Education on Your Career Options as a Surgeon

Where: Venetian Convention CenterInnovation Theater (Booth 6643) SEE EXHIBIT HALL MAP

Presentation Topics and Summary:

According to research highlighted by the American Medical Association, doctors are leaving or planning to leave their jobs at alarming rates. Even before the pandemic, experts were predicting a shortage of physicians due to burnout, as well as pointing to an alarming physician suicide rate much higher than the general public’s, even exceeding combat veterans. For many qualified, experienced surgeons, balancing the administrative burdens of running a practice along with on-call duties is unsustainable long-term.

There is a solution to this dilemma; it’s called the SURGICALIST MODEL. This innovation is helping surgeons live their best lives right now, allowing them to do the clinical work they’ve dedicated their lives to while pursuing personal activities and goals.

In this 20-minute presentation and live Q&A, orthopedic surgeons Dr. Richard Makowiec, Chief Surgical Officer, and Dr. Rand Schleusener, co-Founder of Synergy Health Partners, will review research and discuss the Surgicalist Model and its impact on surgeons, hospitals and patients, with focus on:

  • Market forces and leading to the Great Resignation of surgeons
  • The Surgicalist Model – an innovation supporting urban and rural hospitals
  • Profile of a Surgicalist
  • Impact on Hospitals and Surgeons
  • Outcomes on hospital programs and patient care


Rand Schleusener, MD, MBA.

Rand Schleusener,


Richard Makowiec, MD, MBA.

Richard Makowiec,


Chief Surgical Officer

Contact us now to schedule a personal career assessment, and meet us at the AAOS booth #1321

Synergy Health Partners