Austrian-Swiss-German Traveling Fellowship 

The ASG tour promotes international travel for the exchange of medical ideas.

  • During even years, two Americans and one British orthopaedic surgeons tour orthopaedic centers in Austria, Switzerland and Germany for three to four weeks.
  • During odd years, one Austrian, one Swiss and two German orthopaedic surgeons tour orthopaedic centers in North America for a three to four week period.

Application Information

Applications for the 2020 ASG Traveling Fellowship are now closed. 

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Mid-Level career practicing orthopaedists  
  • ABOS certified
  • Qualified to practice orthopaedic surgery in the United States; must be a United States citizen OR a Permanent Resident with a full time position at a hospital/institution in the United States. 
  • Able to take the tour in the spring of 2020
  • ABC Alumni are ineligible
  • Able to attend the 2021 AOA Annual Leadership Meeting in Albuquerque, NM

Hosting Information

ASG hosts are encouraged to use their creativity to plan a unique and exciting experience that will allow the visiting fellows to grow in their leadership skills, research, and career goals. Hosts may also take advantage of any unique environments that they may have either academically or historically. 

The Traveling Fellowship Taskforce also encourages members to “group host,” with several institutions in one area sharing the hosting duties and costs, thus adding to the diversity of the tour. Hosts will be asked to:

  • Identify a key contact person at the host institution for the AOA
  • Coordinate academic, leadership and social programs 
  • Send the AOA a finalized, detailed itinerary six weeks prior to the tour
  • Meet the ASG Fellows when they arrive in the local area.  If the fellows fly in/out of the region, fellows must be transported to/from the airport to the designated hotel or meeting location
  • Provide housing, meals and ground transportation for the ASG Fellows, as well as covering the costs for these arrangements

If you are interested in hosting future ASG Fellows, please contact

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