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 for their continued support of the Traveling Fellowship program.

Become a Traveling Fellow

We are not currently accepting applications. Please check back soon for information about our 2019 tours!

Host a Traveling Fellow

We are not currently accepting applications for Traveling Fellowship hosts. Please check back in September to learn more about 2019 opportunities. 

Traveling Fellowship 2017 Asia Tour

Follow the journey of our 2017 AOSSM to APKASS Traveling Fellowship, one blog at a time!

 Part 1 | AOSSM Traveling Fellows Kickoff Asia Tour
 Part 2 | Traveling Fellows Take Flight to Taiwan 
 Part 3 | Tour Continues in Shanghai
 Part 4 | Traveling Fellows are Kobe Bound
 Part 5 | Traveling Fellowship Tour Journeys to Hiroshima

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 Gallery

  View Photos from Past Tours