Fellowship host centers

The AO Trauma fellowship program aims to enhance orthopedic training and continuous professional development. For this purpose, AO Trauma has an international network of prestigious fellowship host centers.

Discover AO Trauma fellowship host centers

Every year, AO Trauma supports around 200 fellowships worldwide. They are offered in more than 130 host centers.

Explore our international network of prestigious fellowship host centers below.

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Join the network of AO Trauma fellowship host centers

If you would like your center to join our network, please apply via the online application form demonstrating that your center meets the predefined criteria to become an AO Trauma fellowship host center. 

Selection criteria for AO Trauma fellowship host centers

Selection criteria for AO Trauma fellowship host centers

  1. Adequate orthopedic trauma caseload
  2. Level 1 Trauma Center or equivalent
  3. At least two staff members who are AO Trauma faculty members  
  4. Affordable local accommodation close to the center
  5. Opportunities for the fellow to scrub-in, except where prohibited by local legislation
  6. Opportunity for the fellow to be called for emergencies and on weekends.
  7. A letter of support from the Head of Trauma. This letter should be written on headed paper, signed and dated. The letter must be ready to upload at the time of making the application. Please ensure that you have this letter ready before you begin the application.

The final decision lies with your AO Trauma Regional Board and the AO Trauma Education Commission (AOTEC). 

For further questions and clarifications, please contact us at fellowship@aotrauma.org.
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