Orthopaedic surgery in the United States is one of the few medical specialties that has consistently lacked diversity in its training programs and workforce for decades, despite increasing awareness of this issue. Is this the case in other English-language speaking countries? Are there inherent national differences, or does orthopaedics as a profession dictate the diversity landscape around the globe?
The Carousel group includes the presidents of the major English-language-speaking orthopaedic organizations around the globe—Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Established in 1952, members of this group attend each other’s annual scientific meetings during the year of their presidency, learning about our profession in each country and building international relationships. In this article, 13 Carousel presidents from different countries explore diversity in orthopaedics in their training programs and the workforce, with an assessment of the current state and ideas for improvement.