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North America Traveling Fellowship (NATF)

Overview

The North American Traveling Fellowship (NATF) Tour is one of the AOA's flagship tours. The NATF promotes significant clinical and scientific exchange and fellowship. The tour is an intense introduction to the diverse ways that leaders address challenges facing orthopaedics today. The tour runs approximately five weeks in the fall of odd-numbered years and travels to regional orthopaedic centers in the US and Canada, rotating the region to be visited.

Eligibility Requirements

2015 NATF Applicants must have completed:

  • approved orthopaedic training (including residency and fellowships) on or after June 30, 2011
  • approved orthopaedic training on or after the June 30, 2010, if they subsequently entered into military service

2015 tour applicants must be able to take the tour in the Fall of 2015. Exact dates will be determined. Selected candidates can work with the ABOS to comply with the Boards collection of cases if it conflicts with tour dates. 

Read Application Instructions Before You Apply.

The application is now available online; the application deadline is January 9, 2015. Download the 2015 NATF Flyer.

Questions? Please e-mail fellowships@aoassn.org.

 

 

The next morning started with a quick academic session with a "full-house" of residents and faculty. We then spent the remainder of the day with faculty from our areas of specialty. We spent this time in the OR and clinics, chatting over lunch and touring a remarkable surgical skills lab, to name just a few things.


2009 NATF Traveling Fellows at University of Toronto November 5, 2009 Diary Log excerpt