August 2003 Bulletin

Applications sought for 2004 AAOS/OREF Clinician Traveling Fellowship Program

Applicants are now being sought for the second annual AAOS/OREF Clinician Scientist Traveling Fellowship Program (CSTFP). Open to AAOS Candidate Members and Fellows, the 2004 CSTFP will provide two orthopaedic clinician scientists the opportunity to spend four weeks visiting the research institutions of their choice. Winners will be announced during the 2004 AAOS Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Program goals

The CSTFP seeks to provide recipients with:

Eligibility requirements

The program is open to AAOS Candidate Members and Active Fellows.

Travel funding

The Academy will provide each Clinician Scientist Traveling Fellow with $10,000 in funding for expenses during the site visit(s).

Schedule of events

The Traveling Fellowship Program requires a commitment both from the applicant and his/her institution AND from the mentor(s) and his/her institution(s). The fellowship will occur between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2005.

Each site visit must last at least one week and the cumulative number of weeks spent at all sites must total at least four weeks. The fellowship can be completed at weekly intervals over the course of the year.

Fellows will be expected to provide a written summary of their experiences to the AAOS. They may also be required to give a presentation to AAOS members and leadership.

Application requirements

Applicants for this program must provide:
A competed Traveling Fellowship Program Traveling Fellowship Application form

A Fellowship Proposal that includes:

Mentor Qualifications

Potential mentors must meet the following qualifications:

Submitting application materials

Application forms and fellowship proposals must be submitted online by October 1, 2003 via the AAOS Web site at Supporting documentation and letters of endorsement must also be submitted by October 1 to the U.S. mail/e-mail addresses or fax number listed below. Applicants are responsible for contacting their department chair and mentor to ensure all letters/forms of support are received on time.

Clinician Scientist Traveling Fellowship Program
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Attn: Department of Academic Affairs
6300 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018-4262
Fax: (847) 823-1822

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