Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FAOA, discussed generational shifts and worldview changes in orthopaedics with Lisa Lattanza, MD, FAOA, Chair of Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine. 

Dr. Lattanza sees a lot of similarities between the residents of today, and those during her time of residency. Although there are generational differences in technology and practices, there are many positive changes that allow orthopaedic surgeons to become competent and successful in their practice. Young faculty prefers to have a culture that supports their professional and personal lives, allowing them to develop their leadership skills and become a working member of society. 

Some of the major differences between generations are the faster adaptation to technology and the increased effort to support diversity amongst the orthopaedic profession. Both factors allow for orthopaedic surgeons to become better poised to solve issues in medicine, use more forward thinking, and expand their leadership to a more inclusive culture.