downloadThe American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 2016 International Surgical Skills Scholarship Program.  AAOS awards scholarships to international orthopaedic surgeons from countries with limited resources to attend a hands-on orthopaedic surgical skills course with cadaveric specimens in the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois, USA and have a week-long observership at a US hospital.


AAOS offers scholarships each year on a rotating basis to orthopaedic surgeons in one of two geographic regions of the world. For the 2016 scholarship year, applications will be accepted from qualified orthopaedic surgeons who are citizens of selected countries in Europe, Asia and Pacific identified by the World Bank as low to upper middle income (based on Gross National Income). See here the full list of countries.


Eligible orthopaedists are invited to apply online by completing the International Scholarship Application, submitting their Curriculum Vitae, required essays, an official letter from their national or specialty society confirming that they are current members in good standing, and two letters of recommendation.  The due date is 27 July 2015.


For additional information about the International Surgical Skills Scholarship Programs, including comments from previous scholarship recipients, please visit our website: > Information for International Orthopaedists (right hand column) > AAOS International Surgical Skills Scholarship Program or click on the link below:


We encourage you to apply and to tell your fellow colleagues about this wonderful education opportunity.




AAOS International