ORS Ambassadors encourage new membership, serve as a conduit for the transfer of ideas between local/regional members and the ORS, and organize powered by programs, meet & greets, and symposia that bring the local/regional research community together.

Serving as an ORS Ambassador is open to all ORS members who fit in the criteria outlined below.

  • Complete the ORS Ambassador application to volunteer and serve.
  • Upon review of your application, the ORS team will set up a brief candidate interview with the ORS Ambassador Selection team either via skype or teleconference call.
  • Candidate’s application and interview will be shared for final approval by the ORS Community Council.

To serve as an ORS Ambassador, members will be expected to:

  • Be an ORS member in good standing for at least 3 years
  • Have attended at least 2 ORS Annual Meetings within the last 5 years
  • Plan to attend the ORS Annual Meeting and/or another ORS meeting/event during their time as an Ambassador
  • Participate in all committee meetings including teleconference calls and in-person at ORS Annual Meeting
  • Actively contribute as a member of the committee or group
  • Agree as an ORS member to uphold the ORS Aspirational Ethics
  • Serve a 2-year term as an ORS Ambassador
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a fellow ORS member
  • Experience hosting and organizing a scientific symposium, meet & greet, or powered by program
  • Network building with fellow musculoskeletal researchers within your area/region
  • Network building with other ambassadors, the ORS Membership Committee, and the ORS team
  • Contributing to the ORS and ORS Ambassador goals
  • Building your own reputation in the ORS community and musculoskeletal research community