The Traveling Fellowship Program offers a rich experience with opportunities to foster an exchange of scientific information, stimulate research, and develop friendships among physicians who practice sports medicine in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America countries.
This unique four-week experience blends visits to five sports medicine centers, time with regional experts, patient encounters, operating room observation, scientific endeavors, sharing cases, and recreation. Accompanied by a senior orthopaedic sports medicine specialist, or Godparent, these tours consist of three emerging leaders in orthopaedic sports medicine.

Hosts are encouraged to use their creativity to plan a unique and exciting experience. The host is encouraged to group host with several institutions in one area to share responsibilities and reduce costs. Group hosting also provides two tours in your city simultaneously, adding to the diversity and vibrancy of hosts and fellows' academic and social interaction.

AOSSM partners with the Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS), the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), and the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Artroscopía, Rodilla y Deporte (SLARD) to alternate travel to Asia-Pacific, Europe, or Latin America. In alternate years, fellows from those regions travel to North America.

AOSSM gratefully acknowledges DJO and Vericel for their continued support of the Traveling Fellowship program.

Become a Traveling Fellow

We are not currently accepting applications for the Traveling Fellowship tours. Applications are accepted from August to September each year. Thank you for your interest!

Host a Traveling Fellow


Currently, we are not accepting applications to host the traveling fellowship tours to the United States. Please check back in the fall of 2022 for more information about hosting a tour in 2023.

If you previously applied or have questions about hosting, please contact Jeff Boyle (, Manager of Member Services and Projects.

Past Tour Highlights

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
Traveling Fellows Head to Kobe
Traveling Fellows Continue Journey in Hiroshima
Video from Past Tours

Past Participants

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