International Fellowships

ASEAN Travelling Fellowship

The ASEAN Travelling Fellowship will next be available for AOA members in 2019. Application information will be listed here when available.

ABC Travelling Fellowship

Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland – Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship programme and Paediatric Spine Surgery Fellowship programme

Due to the recent withdrawal of several international fellows, Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland has upcoming availability in our Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship programme and Paediatric Spine Surgery Fellowship programme. We currently have availability during the period 01/08/2020 to 31/01/2022 for our Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship and the period 01/08/2021 to 01/08/2022 for our Paediatric Spine Fellowship.

There is the potential for either a six-month or twelve-month fellowship during this period. This may be of interest to Australian trainees who have recently had international fellowship plans or case numbers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact Fellowship Director, Mr. Matthew Boyle ( for more information.

University of Toronto Sports Medicine Fellowship

The University of Toronto Sports Medicine (UTOSM) group is pleased to offer a fully funded, 12-month fellowship in sports medicine to Australian and New Zealand graduates. The aim of this fellowship is to provide subspecialty training in the management of patients and athletes with soft tissue injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, and foot and ankle, as well as the ability to perform advanced open and arthroscopic techniques.

Multiple subspecialties are covered in this fellowship, including shoulder arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy (primary and revision ACL), and hip arthroscopy. Fellows will also obtain exposure to patellofemoral joint surgery, ankle and elbow arthroscopy, cartilage restoration, meniscal transplant, multiple ligament knee reconstruction, as well as paediatric and adolescent sports medicine. Fellows will participate in three, four-month rotations, and fellows are given the opportunity to select rotations that tailor to their specific interest i.e. hip arthroscopy, knee dislocation etc.

Candidates must have successfully completed their specialist training in orthopaedic surgery. A stipend of $75,000 Canadian is provided. All Fellows must be approved by the University of Toronto and must qualify for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (go to for details). Fellows will require a work visa. Please review the full fellowship description for more information regarding the program, including how to apply.

Complex Joint Reconstruction Center Fellowship Program

The Hospital for Special Surgery in the United States offers fellowships at their Complex Joint Reconstruction Center, focused on management of patients undergoing complex primary joint replacement and revision surgery.

Each clinical fellow is expected to participate in approximately 250-300 primary and revision cases per year.

Further information as provided by the centre, including requirements and application processes, is available through the attached Executive Summary.