Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you ever close your eyes and imagine yourself practicing ortho-paedics or volunteering in South America, Australia, Europe, or West Africa?


Published 5/1/2007

AAOS puts the world at your doorstep

Global Orthopaedic Opportunities Web site is now open

You can turn your dreams into reality at the new AAOS Global Orthopaedic Opportunities Web site ( This free, user-friendly, online resource is designed for individuals seeking temporary orthopaedic-related opportunities around the world. Opportunities range from awards/scholarships, observerships, and clinical positions to volunteer and crisis aid opportunities, basic/clinical research, and teaching/lecturing/speaking positions.

Formerly the International Center for Orthopaedic Education (ICOE), Global Orthopaedic Opportunities is a central location for listing short- and long-term musculoskeletal-related positions throughout the world. As ICOE, the site was originally sponsored by the American Orthopaedic Association and Orthopaedic Hospital of Los Angeles. Now, AAOS has taken over the site and renamed it.

Since 1994, this service has helped musculoskeletal healthcare professionals from 90 different countries find exchange opportunities in more than 75 countries. In this way, orthopaedists have worldwide opportunities to contribute to an enhanced quality of life for patients with musculoskeletal disorders.

Access listings of short- and long-term temporary opportunities available in hospitals, institutions, or organizations anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own computer. Registration is easy, fast, and freeā€”but you should have a copy of your curriculum vitae (in Adobe pdf or Microsoft Word) available for uploading when you register.

For questions or additional information, e-mail or call the AAOS international department at (847)384-4166.

Updated 12/22/15. Global Orthopaedic Opportunities service and website are no longer available.