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 Jeff Boyle, Coordinator of Member Services and Programs, with any questions.
AOSSM gratefully acknowledges DJO for their continued support of the Traveling Fellowship program.

Traveling Fellows Take Flight to the Asia-Pacific

Follow along as our 2019 Traveling Fellowship tour makes stops in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. 

 AOSSM Traveling Fellows Set-off on 2019 Tour in Japan
 Traveling Fellows Continue Tour in Korea
 Traveling Fellows Head South to Taiwan 
 Reaching New Heights in Hong Kong
 Shanghai Welcomes the Traveling Fellows
 A Reflection on Enjoying the Journey

Become a Traveling Fellow

We are not currently accepting applications for the Traveling Fellowship. Please check back in the fall of 2021 for more information on applying for the tours in 2022. Thank you for your interest!

Host a Traveling Fellow

We are currently accepting applications to host the 2021 Traveling Fellowship tours to the United States. Apply now to submit your application to host the 2021 Traveling Fellows from APKASS, ESSKA, and SLARD.

If you previously applied or have questions about hosting, please contact Jeff Boyle, Coordinator of Member Services and Programs at

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

Past Tour Highlights

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