The AOTrauma Fellowship provides young orthopedic trauma surgeons with the opportunity to experience trauma care, delivered by AOTrauma faculty members in an AOTrauma-certified host center. The purpose is to familiarize fellows with the indications, planning, techniques, and pitfalls of osteosynthesis, as judged by AO faculty.


AOTrauma Fellowships are not courses, and they do not follow a curriculum. The knowledge acquired during an AOTrauma fellowship depends to a high degree on the initiative of the individual fellow. Hence, the main requirement for a successful fellowship is for the applicant to be highly motivated.



Annually, AOTrauma supports over 250 fellowships worldwide. They are offered in more than 130 host centers.

Each fellowship lasts between six and twelve weeks. Fellows are selected in several steps, involving the National Councils and the Regional Boards of each AOTrauma region. Two host center preferences can be listed upon registration. However, the final decision lies with AOTrauma. The fellowship includes a contribution towards expenses.

Due to high demand, it is not possible to accept every application for the program.

Fellowship program 2019
The online application for AOTrauma Fellowships in 2019 is open from April 23, 2018 to July 13, 2018 and therefore now closed:

Application form

If you have any query please write to

AOUK&I Trauma Faculty

Last year two grants were awarded to our AOUK&I faculty which provided an opportunity to visit oversea’s centres.
Bob Handley from Oxford visited Kathmandu and then presented at the AGM in November 2017 on ‘Orthoplastics or bust”.
Valerie Nunez went to Canada to see how WALANT could be used in hand and wrist surgery.
Each were awarded £1,000 towards their visit costs.

This year AOUK & Ireland can offer four grants of £1,000, towards any visits for professional development purposes- either overseas within UK & Ireland.

Applications should be made direct to AOUK by e-mail with a 500 word outline of your proposed visit.

Jon Dwyer, AOUK&I President

AOUK&I 2018
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