Visit the Expert fellowship

Are you proficient in your special field of interest and desire to further improve your approach and technique through learning from a specific AOTrauma master surgeon?
“By completing an AOTrauma fellowship you become part of the AOTrauma community, a worldwide network of orthopedic trauma surgeons.”

Samir Mehta (US)

AOTrauma Visit the Expert fellowships are for surgeons who are proficient in their special field of interest and would like to gain additional expertise by working closely with a particular expert for a short period of time. These AOTrauma fellowships are designed to be with a master surgeon of the fellow’s choice. 

They do not have to be at an approved AOTrauma fellowship host center. However, the expert to be visited must be an AO faculty. The fellow is expected to contact the host before applying.

Visit the Expert fellowships have a duration of two to four weeks. Fellows receive a regular stipend, but all arrangements have to be made by the fellow.

Selection criteria for Visit the Expert fellows 

AOTrauma seeks to identify surgeons dedicating the main part of their practice to orthopedic trauma care. We want to help these surgeons to deepen their understanding of fracture care and further develop their skills.

Applicants have to fulfill certain criteria:

  • AOTrauma member

  • Completion of Basic Principles, Advanced Principles, and Master level, or specialty courses

  • Working knowledge of local language, or of English

  • Letter of motivation

  • Written confirmation of receiving the applicant by the expert to be visited

  • One letter of recommendation


  • Employed by a teaching hospital

Apply now

Before applying, please make sure that you have all necessary documents ready (including letter of motivation, letter of recommendation, course certificates).

The application process for the fellowship program 2020 is now open.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

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