How to Apply for the International Scholars program


Attention! Application for the 2019 AAOS International Scholars Progam is open for members of the Sociedad Chilena de Ortopedia y Traumatología (SCHOT). The application deadline has been extended! Please apply here and submit your application by Sunday, June 3. 

The general application for the 2019 scholarship year for eligible countries (see below) will be launched in May of 2018.

General Information about the program
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. Have a glimpse of the programs and feedback from the 2017 Scholarship Year!


Middle East
Central and South America and Caribbean 
Key Dates
27 May 2018 - deadline for submitting applications for the AAOS-SCHOT 2019 AAOS International Scholars' Program (for SCHOT members only)

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

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