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, Special Projects Coordinator, with any questions.
AOSSM gratefully acknowledges DJO for their continued support of the Traveling Fellowship program.

Become a Traveling Fellow

We are not currently accepting applications for the Traveling Fellowship.

The Traveling Fellowship Committee will select fellows for the 2019 Asia Pacific tour around December 1, 2018. Thank you for your interest!

Host a Traveling Fellow

We are not currently accepting applications to host traveling fellowship tours to the United States. Please check back in the fall of 2019 for more information about hosting a 2020 tour.

If you previously applied or have questions about hosting, please contact Jeff Boyle, Special Projects Coordinator at

Traveling Fellowship 2018 European Tour

Follow the journey of our 2018 AOSSM to ESSKA Traveling Fellowship, one blog at a time!

 Part 1 | AOSSM Traveling Fellows Kickoff European Tour
 Part 2 | AOSSM Traveling Fellows Tour on to Lyon
 Part 3 | AOSSM Traveling Fellows Live the Life of Luxembourg
 Part 4 | To Spain We Go
 Part 5 | Traveling Fellows Find Adventure in Germany

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

  View Photos from Past Tours
  Read Past Tour Blog Archives