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Traveling Fellowship

Sports Medicine Around the World

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 American 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 currently accepting applications for the 2023 Traveling Fellowship tour to Asia (APKASS). Click the Apply Now button to submit your application. The application deadline is November 8.

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Host a Traveling Fellow


We are currently accepting applications to host the ESSKA Traveling Fellows visiting North America. Click the Apply Now button to submit your host application. The host application deadline is December 9.

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

Past Tour Highlights


AOSSM/ESSKA 2022 Traveling Fellows Tour

APRIL 30, 2022

Follow Ned Amendola, MD (Godfather), Mary Mulcahey, MD, Tiger Li, MD, and Brian Waterman, MD on their 2022 adventure through Europe. The four globe-trotters share their stories as they stop in Spain, Luxembourg, Italy, and England. Read more

Traveling Fellows Memories

All Past Participants

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