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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 three-to-four-week immersion at five-to-six international 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 Enovis for their continued support of the Traveling Fellowship program.

Become a Traveling Fellow


We are not currently accepting applications for the Traveling Fellowship tours. Please check back in September for more information on applying for the 2025 tour.

Host a Traveling Fellow


We accept host applications year round and applications are held on file for two years. If selected, the Traveling Fellows liaison will reach out to you about next steps for the upcoming tour.

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If you previously applied or have questions about the Traveling Fellowship program, please contact Christina Ortega, Operations Assistant.

Past Tour Highlights


AOSSM/ESSKA 2024 Traveling Fellows Tour

Follow along as the Traveling Fellows journey across Europe to the 2024 ESSKA Congress in Milan, Italy. Godparent Marc Safran, MD; Robert Westermann, MD; Brian Lau, MD; and Gregory Cvetanovich, MD travel over 10,000 miles, taking 11 flights and visiting 7 countries on this once in a lifetime trip! Read More

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AOSSM/APKASS 2023 Traveling Fellows Tour

Experience the 2023 Traveling Fellowship tour with Adam Anz, MD; Jeffrey Macalena, MD; Dustin Richter, MD; and Godfather Darren Johnson, MD. Read the highlights as they travel through South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Read More

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AOSSM/APKASS 2022 Traveling Fellows Tour

Follow Charles Bush-Joseph, MD; Cassandra Lee, MD; Winston Gwathmey, MD; and Jas Chahal, MD on their tour through Asia. These four orthopaedic professionals travel throughout Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand over the course of three weeks. Read More

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AOSSM/ESSKA 2022 Traveling Fellows Tour

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

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