Traveling Fellows Find Adventure in Germany


Tour recap provided by Lutul D. Farrow, MD, Cleveland Clinic Sports Health

On Monday afternoon we arrived at the fifth stop on our tour, Berlin, Germany. That evening we were treated to dinner and bier on the river before settling for the night.

Tuesday morning began with a scenic five-mile run through the town of Brandenburg. What a great way to see the town and burn off a few tour calories!

 

Later that morning we kayaked on the river - another unique and welcome change of pace on the tour.

 





On Wednesday, we went to the operating room and saw several surgeries, and were even allowed to scrub in for a better look and to assist our hosts.


 
Wednesday afternoon we hopped on a boat tour (no paddling) in downtown Berlin. What a great European city. After our boat ride, we saw the historic sites, including the infamous “Checkpoint Charlie.” Dinner was atop the Fernsehturm, a 1207.45-foot radio tower, in a rotating restaurant with excellent views of Berlin.




 
On Thursday, we scrubbed in for more surgery, and made presentations to our hosts and the incoming medical students at Brandenburg University. We were also surprised with a cameo appearance by Dr. Hertel, former ESSKA Godfather. On Friday, we assisted with more great surgical procedures before taking a detour to Potsdam for a tour of Sans Souci.

 

Friday ended with a phenomenal culinary and bier experience at an authentic German pub. The bier and food were AMAZING! We were treated to a bier tutorial by the local bier master.
 

 




We had an outstanding academic and social time in Berlin. Saturday morning was an early wake up to depart for our last stop, Scotland.
 
Lutul D. Farrow, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute

 
AOSSM gratefully acknowledges DJO Global for their support of the Traveling Fellowship program.

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