AAOS International Surgical Skills Scholarship 

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The AAOS International Surgical Skills Scholarship Program is intended to provide US surgical skills access to deserving orthopaedic surgeons from diverse regions of the world.

Four to six scholarships are awarded each year to eligible orthopaedists with the intended purpose to travel to the United States to attend an AAOS Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) hands-on surgical skills course.

Each recipient selects a 2- to 2.5-day course offered by AAOS.

As part of the scholarship program experience, scholars are offered one- or two-day hospital and private practice visits designed to further enhance their overall scholarship program experiences in the United States.

The entire scholarship experience will take between six to seven days.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be citizens of a country identified by AAOS as one of “greatest need” or with “limited resources”.
  • Applicants must be aged 45 years or younger as of December 1 of the scholarship year.
  • Applicants must have completed all basic and specialty orthopaedic training.
  • Applicants must possess good English language oral and written skills.
  • Applicants must be a member in good standing in a national or regional orthopaedic society/or international equivalent.
  • Applicants cannot be previous recipients of an AAOS international scholarship.
  • Applicants must be able to travel to the United States and have no visa restrictions or anticipate having any difficulty obtaining a US visa.
  • Applicants must complete an application, which includes the questionnaire and three short essay questions, as well as submission of Curriculum Vitae, two letter of recommendation and certificate of membership from a national or regional orthopaedic society/or international equivalent.

    Each year the scholarship program rotates to one of the four regions of the world (Based on Gross National Income per the World Bank’s data and statistics).

  • Asia and Pacific
  • Africa and the Middle East
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Europe

    Deadline: 17th July

    For more information and application, visit: AAOS International Surgical Skills Scholarship Website
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