AAOS International Scholars Program Advances Orthopaedic Care Worldwide

Anna Gurevich

Since its inception in 2002, the AAOS International Scholars Program has enabled more than 100 orthopaedic surgeons from countries with limited resources to receive the critical surgical training they can’t get at home. Scholarship recipients attend hands-on surgical skills cadaveric courses of their choice taught by leading orthopaedic surgeons at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) in Rosemont, Ill. They also take part in observerships at U.S. hospitals and orthopaedic centers under the mentorship of AAOS member volunteers.

Success stories
The AAOS International Scholars Program serves as a launch pad for young international orthopaedists looking to advance their professional careers and to improve orthopaedic patient care in their home countries. For example, in 2012, scholarship recipient Adeoye James Adetiloye, MD, FWACS, attended the “AAOS/AAHKS Partial, Total, and Revision Knee Replacement” surgical skills course at the OLC and participated in an observership at San Francisco General Hospital.

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