ISOC Travelling Fellowship
The ISOC Traveling Fellowship is designed to provide a post-residency orthopaedic surgeons exceptional training in the management and treatment of both operative and non-operative orthopaedic conditions in leading international orthopaedic centers. Each year, the Education Committee selects one highly qualified candidate for the ISOC Traveling Fellowship. The Fellow will spend a total of six months training abroad for the annual fellowship program. The Fellow will visit three different ISOC centers abroad, training for two months at each center, where and will be part of a structured clinical and research program. In addition to clinical training, the Fellow will work on a research project of both personal interest and of benefit to the three hosting ISOC centers. The Fellow must prepare an article for publication based on that research and will be required to present the paper at the following ISOC conference. “By working in hospitals in different countries, the Fellow can experience first-hand different health care systems and cultures, and how this impacts patient care and outcomes,” explained Thomas Sculco, M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus at Hospital for Special Surgery, who founded ISOC in 2006.
Over the past eight years, the Education Committee has been involved with selecting one candidate each year for the flagship ISOC Traveling Fellowship Program. Orthopedic Surgeons from one of ISOC’s member centers may apply for the Traveling Fellowship.