The Austrian-Swiss-German (ASG) Traveling Fellowship tour promotes international travel for the exchange of medical ideas. This tour is three-to-four weeks.

  • Even Year Tours: two American and one British orthopaedic surgeons tour orthopaedic centers in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.
  • Odd Year Tours: one Austrian, one Swiss, and two German orthopaedic surgeons tour orthopaedic centers in North America.

Upcoming Tour Destinations

  • 2024 Tour: Austria, Switzerland, and Germany

Applicant Criteria

To be considered for selection, ASG applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Less than or equal to 16 years in practice
  • Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 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 tour in the spring of 2024
  • Able to attend the 2025 AOA Annual Leadership Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Note: Lengthy episodes of time away from practice (>6 months) may be noted by applicants and will be reviewed and given consideration by the selection committee on a case by case basis. This includes but is not exhaustive of illness, family/medical leave, maternity/paternity leave, military deployment, etc.

Ineligible

Alumni of the American-British-Canadian (ABC) Traveling Fellowship are ineligible for consideration.

ASG hosts use their creativity to plan a unique and exciting experience that will allow the ASG Traveling 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.

Host Responsibilities

Hosts will be asked to:

  • Identify a key contact person at the host institution to liaise with the AOA Headquarters.
  • 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.

Group Hosting

The Traveling Fellowship Subcommittee 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.

Become an ASG Host

If you are interested in hosting future ASG Fellows, please contact fellowships@aoassn.org.

Click here to begin the ASG Traveling Fellowship Application.

Application Opens: January 20, 2023

Application Closes: April 1, 2023

Learn more about the ASG tour through the experiences of past ASG fellows. Visit the AOA Traveling Fellowships Blog.

Name

J. Lawrence Marsh, MD
Michael J. Yaszemski, MD, PhD
Edward G. McFarland, MD
Sean P. Scully, MD, PhD
James D. Michelson, MD
Richard M. Terek, MD
Brian D. Adams, MD
Joseph Borrelli, Jr., MD
Peter J. Briggs, MD
Ross K. Leighton, MD
Lee S. Segal, MD
John M. Martell, MD
Richard Lorio, MD
Robert Alan Hart, MD
Susan A. Scherl, MD
Scott P. Steinmann, MD
Theodore A. Blaine, MD
Charles L. Nelson, MD
Ahmad Nassr, MD
James Slover, MD
Eric W. Edmonds, MD
Simon C Mears, MD,PhD
Susan Bukata, MD, FAOA
Neil P. Sheth, MD
Aman Dhawan, MD, FAOA
Brian Mullis, MD, FAOA

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Questions?

Please e-mail fellowships@aoassn.org.