How to Apply for the International Scholars program

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General Information
Each year, the AAOS International Scholars program is available to eligible surgeons from select countries based on the  World Bank Gross National Income classification (low, middle and upper-middle income). 

Scholars attend an OLC skills course of their choice and spend three to five days observing at a major US institution. The scholarship award covers the discounted OLC course registration fee, hotel accommodations, and most of the air travel expenses. 

2018

Europe - Apply Now!
Asia - Apply Now!


Key Dates

1 August 2017: Deadline for submitting applications for Europe and Asia
6 September 2017
: Selection decisions announced for Chile and West Africa
15 November 2017: Selection decisions announced for Europe and Asia 


We are grateful to our partners - orthopaedic societies, foundations and organizations – for supporting the dedicated scholarship awards for orthopaedic surgeons from the following countries and regions:

Applications are reviewed by the AAOS International Committee. Your application is evaluated on criteria that include:

  • Leadership roles or positions
  • Proven record of teaching either academically or within your professional organizations and/or health care community
  • Commitment to improving patient care
  • History of volunteering in your community and country 

Eligibility Requirements

Application Process

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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