Research training and education

AO Trauma research training and education offerings are designed for clinicians in all stages of their career from residents to senior surgeons, interested or involved in the planning, realization, and publication of a research project.

AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research (AO PEER)

AO PEER is a collection of resources, reference documents, and learning opportunities designed for health care professionals who want to learn or improve the skills they need to conduct clinical research.

Research education trainings

Research fellowships

Fellowship opportunities exist for clinicians who want to advance their experience within a research setting. Offered through AO Innovation Translation Center (AO ITC) and the AO Research Institute (ARI), the following fellowships are tailored to present two diverse, yet valuable, learning experiences and are open to AO Trauma affiliated individuals.

Research fellowships

Clinical fellowships:

AO Trauma fellowships provides young orthopedic trauma surgeons with the opportunity to experience trauma care, delivered by AO Trauma faculty members in an AO Trauma-certified host center. 

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Frankie Leung
“Clinical research is essential in our daily practice. It is crucial that we know how to plan and conduct clinical research in the most appropriate way. AO PEER is the place to learn everything you need to know about clinical research”

Frankie Leung (HK), AO PEER taskforce member

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