AAOS International Scholars Program


True to its mission to help provide the highest quality musculoskeletal care, AAOS awards scholarships to eligible orthopaedic surgeons from countries with limited resources through the AAOS International Scholars Program. 

Since the program's inception in 2002, over 180 scholars from 57 countries have been awarded this unprecedented learning and mentoring opportunity. The scholarship programs launch them to a new level of expertise, which lasts a lifetime. Through sharing their newly-acquired knowledge with peers and students back home, scholarship Alumni have facilitated professional development for hundreds of orthopaedists worldwide who will, in turn, improve global orthopaedic patient care. 

Learn how you can make an impact through this program!

Thank you, program supporters! AAOS gratefully acknowledges the supporters of the international scholars’ program. Learn more… Contact international@aaos.org to become a program supporter, an observership host, or a mentor for international scholars.