AAOS Now, April 2016
Fellowship Accreditation: Finding the Way Forward
When I gave my incoming presidential address at the AAOS Annual Meeting in Orlando, I touched on the topic of fellowship accreditation—specifically, the unaccredited programs that provide orthopaedic fellowship training across the country. Just how prevalent are these programs? According to 2015 match statistics, there are currently 480 fellowship programs and 943 fellowship positions nationwide. When osteopathic programs are included, the numbers are even larger.