Long-Term Fellowship Program

Support for long-term fellowship programs to advance post-graduate education in orthopedic trauma surgery.

Application is open from November 1st, 2023 – January 31st, 2024

AO Trauma North America (AO Trauma NA) is intensely engaged in education and research through its long-term fellowship designed to provide the best knowledge and skills from each generation of skilled surgeons to the next. AO Trauma NA has established a transparent, non-conflicted, long-term fellowship program supervised and monitored by a Fellowship Committee of surgeons with expertise in the area of postgraduate education. The AO Trauma NA Long-Term Fellowship (LTF) Program Dedicated to Supporting the Best in Fellowship Education, cohesively links the essentials for development of a well-trained orthopedic trauma and/or fracture surgeon with best in education content and methods.

The AO Trauma NA Long-Term Fellowship (LTF) Program provides funding support directly to the trauma fellowship program and is inclusive of all the trauma fellows in the program. The program provides:

  • Expertise from a peer-approved orthopedic trauma program for the development of well-trained orthopedic trauma and/or fracture fellows providing the best education content and teaching methodology
  • Continuous monitoring and revisions to the program site by the AO Trauma NA Fellowship Committee; based on feedback from fellows and program directors
  • Educational opportunities for fellows to network, enhance skills and impart knowledge
  • Valuable AO Foundation and AO Trauma NA resources including:
    Fellows Cadaver Course
    Fellows Webinar Series
    Fellows Research Grant Opportunities
    Fellows Networking Events
    Fellows Davos Experience and more …


The administration of this grant will be through AO North America. The AO Trauma NA Fellowship Committee allocates funding for the long-term fellowship program to advance post-graduate education in orthopedic trauma surgery.

The AO Trauma NA Fellowship Committee is responsible for:

  • Establishing criteria for the distribution of available funds
  • Selecting grant recipients from among qualified institutions according to the criteria established by the Board
  • Making decisions regarding the awarding of funds for educational programs that facilitate the development of expertise in fracture management principles and techniques
  • Overseeing solicitation and review of applications, conducting an unbiased selection process, providing documentation to institutional recipients, and ensuring all funding support provided by industry donors is properly disbursed and all institutions receiving funds account for the use of all grant funds

Funding may not be used for indirect costs.

2023 - 2024 Fellowship sites

1. University of Washington Orthopedics
2. University of California Davis
3. North Shore University Hospital - Northwell Health
4. Toronto Western Hospital
5. Mayo Clinic - Ortho
6. OrthoCarolina
7. University of Utah - Orthopedics
8. McGill University
9. Augusta University
10. University of Calgary
11. Washington University Orthopedics
12. University of Southern California 
13. Cleveland Clinic
14. Mayo Clinic - Neurosurgery
15. Swedish Neurosciences
16. West Virginia University
17. Rush University - Neuro
18. Hospital for Special Surgery
19. CHU Sainte-Justine
20. The Rectors and Visitors of the University of Virginia
21. Brown University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
22. Northwestern University
23. Virginia Mason Medical Center - Center for Neurosciences and Spine
24. University of Cincinnati
17. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Program
18. University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga
19. Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
20. MetroHealth Medical Center
21. University of Alabama at Birmingham
22. Wake Forest University School of Medicine
23. University of British Columbia, Vancouver
24. Rutgers New Jersey
25. St. Louis University School of Medicine
26. Dalhousie University, Halifax
27. Detroit Medical Center Corportation Program
28. Denver Health Medical Center
29. Ortho Indy
30. University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
31. Stanford University Program

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