Traveling Fellowship

The traveling fellowship program is an annual scientific and cultural exchange among orthopaedic sports medicine physicians in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.  This program is a unique opportunity for individuals to witness orthopaedic sports medicine techniques and surgeries from around the world. Three fellows are selected to visit foreign sports medicine centers for four weeks, and are accompanied by a "Godparent", a well-known senior orthopaedic sports medicine specialist selected by the President of the national sports medicine organization sending the fellows. 
Fellows from North America annually alternate travel to Europe, Asia-Pacific or Latin America. In alternate years, fellows from those regions travel to North America. Click on the links below for more information and instructions on how to apply or host a traveling fellow or contact Debbie Czech with any questions.
AOSSM gratefully acknowledges DJO Global for their continued support of the Traveling Fellowship program.


Become a Traveling Fellow

We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 Tours to either Asia or Latin America!

Tentative tour dates for the APKASS (Asia) tour will be April 6th - April 29th, 2017.
Tentative tour dates for the SLARD (Latin America) tour will be July 28th - August 20th, 2017.

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Host a Traveling Fellow

We are currently accepting applications for Traveling Fellowship hosts during the 2017 North American tour.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do traveling fellows do?
  • What are the benefits of the Traveling Fellowship Program?
  • How do I Apply for a Traveling Fellowship?

Past Participants

 North American - European Exchange  
 North American - Latin American Exchange  
 North American - Asian Exchange

Photo Galleries and Recaps

  View Photos from Past Tours

 2013 Tour Recap