Experience trauma care as delivered by AO Trauma faculty in one of more than 140 AO Trauma certified fellowship host centers.

AO Trauma fellowship host centers

Discover our fellowship host centers worldwide and join the AO Trauma host center network.

Selection criteria

Find out about the requirements for an AO Trauma fellowship, learn how the application and selection process works.

Visit the Expert

For experienced surgeons, AO Trauma offers a different kind of fellowship, the Visit the Expert fellowships.

AO Trauma fellowship – your next step?

AO Trauma fellowships are not courses, and they do not follow a curriculum. The knowledge acquired depends to a high degree on the initiative of the individual fellow. 

Each AO Trauma fellowship lasts between six and twelve weeks. The selection and allocation of fellows is made by the AO Trauma Regional Boards and the Regional Fellowship Coordinator. Two host center preferences can be listed upon registration. However, the final decision lies within AO Trauma. Due to high demand, it is not possible to accept all applications for the program.

AO Trauma fellowship program

The call for applications for 2023 international fellowships will open on August 2, 2022.

The application deadline is August 31, 2022, 17:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and remaining restrictions, some fellowships host centers listed may remain closed also in 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact fellowship@aotrauma.org

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Research Fellowships

Fellowships at the AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation and the AO Research Institute.

Research Funding

AO Trauma research offers funding opportunities for research that supports clinical issues.

Research education

Explore the AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research (AO PEER).

How an AO Trauma fellowship changes your life

“I am always grateful to my attending surgeon and the great team in Bama. This fellowship was a game changer for me.”

Igor Escalante (VE)

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