AAOS Bulletin - August, 2005

AOA announces fellowship application deadlines

The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) offers several fellowships that are open to members of the AAOS. The application deadline for the following fellowships is Dec. 15, 2005.

AOA/ABC Traveling Fellowship

The AOA/American, British and Canadian (ABC) Exchange Traveling Fellowship (ABC) was introduced in 1948. The original goal of the tour was to allow British orthopaedic surgeons to visit centers in North America in a time of post-World War II difficulties. The initial group consisted of 13 British surgeons. The following year, 15 U.S. and Canadian surgeons visited Great Britain. The tradition has continued in the same alternating fashion, with the addition of South Africa in 1983 and Australia and New Zealand in 1985.

The 2003 tour was the 51st exchange. The tour lasts five weeks and travels in odd-numbered years. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, ABOS certified and younger than 45 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2006. The next tour will be in 2007.

AOA/C. Howard Hatcher Pathology Fellowship

The C. Howard Hatcher Pathology Fellowship, named in honor of the late C. Howard Hatcher, MD, was developed in 1983. It is designed to enrich orthopaedic surgeons with postgraduate experience in musculoskeletal oncology who anticipate an academic career in musculoskeletal oncology.

The fellowship is offered annually to U.S. and international orthopaedic surgeons who have completed an accredited orthopaedic surgery residency or its equivalent. Applicants must obtain a fellowship prior to seeking support from the C. Howard Hatcher Fellowship fund.

AOA/North American Traveling Fellowship (NATF)

The AOA/North American Traveling Fellowship (supported by Synthes) was introduced in 1969. The NATF promotes significant clinical and scientific exchange and fellowship.

The tour extends four to five weeks and occurs in the autumn of odd-numbered years. Because the tour may coincide with the Boards collection period, selected NAT fellows may contact the ABOS to make necessary arrangements.

For the 2007 tour, applicants must have completed approved orthopaedic training (including residency and fellowships) no earlier than June 30, 2003. Applicants must have completed approved orthopaedic training no earlier than June 30, 2002, if they subsequently entered directly into military service.

To apply for the ABC, Hatcher or NATF Fellowship, visit http://www.aoassn.org or contact AOA Headquarters at (847) 318-7339; e-mail info@aoassn.org

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