Fellowship Host Centers

The AOTrauma fellowship program aims to enhance orthopedic training, continuous professional development and knowledge transfer.  Discover​ our host centers worldwide and join the AOTrauma host center network.

Visit-the-Expert Fellowship

Learn here​ how to go on a short-term fellowship for experienced surgeons, visiting an Expert.​

Selection criteria

Read here​ which criteria are applied to select AOTrauma fellows, and how the selection process works.​


The fellowship stipends are calculated based on price indices of each host country. See 2019_AOT_Fellowship_stipends.pdfhere for a complete overview​. ​

Explore the AOTrauma-sponsored Research Fellowships.


AOTrauma Fellowships

The AOTrauma Fellowship provides young orthopedic trauma surgeons with the opportunity to experience trauma care, delivered by AOTrauma faculty members in an AOTrauma-certified host center. The purpose is to familiarize fellows with the indications, planning, techniques, and pitfalls of osteosynthesis, as judged by AO faculty.

AOTrauma Fellowships are not courses, and they do not follow a curriculum. The knowledge acquired during an AOTrauma fellowship depends to a high degree on the initiative of the individual fellow. Hence, the main requirement for a successful fellowship is for the applicant to be highly motivated.

Each fellowship lasts between six and twelve weeks. They are offered in more than 130 host centers. Fellows are selected in several steps, involving the National Councils and the Regional Boards of each AOTrauma region. Two host center preferences can be listed upon registration. However, the final decision lies with AOTrauma. The fellowship includes a contribution towards expenses.

Due to high demand, it is not possible to accept every application for the program. 

Fellowship program 2019

The online application for AOTrauma Fellowships in 2019 is now closed. 
The application process for the fellowship program 2020 will start on April 29, 2019. 

If you have any query please write to fellowship@aotrauma.org