OTA-SOMOS Military Traveling Fellowship 

The OTA-SOMOS Military Traveling Fellowship applications will open on June 1, 2018

This is the inaugural year of OTA-SOMOS Military Traveling Fellowship.  The goal of this fellowship is to serve as an annual scientific and clinical exchange between civilian and military orthopaedic surgeons to enhance civilian-military collaboration in an effort to continually improve trauma care within our respective trauma systems.  Participants will be expected to give at least one grand rounds style lecture to the programs visited on a military orthopaedic topic.   Once selected, the participants will choose the sites they wish to visit and the specific details will be coordinated with the sponsor sites.  As part of this fellowship, all participants will also spend a week at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), San Antonio, TX, which is the Department of Defense’s only Level 1 trauma center.  At the conclusion of the fellowship, all participants will be invited to be faculty for an upcoming Combat Extremity Surgical Course.

The 2018/2019 Host Sites currently include:

  • Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX 
  • Broward Health Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
  • Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC                                   
  • Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL
  • New York University, New York, NY   
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 

Fellowship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduated approved orthopaedic training (including residency and fellowships) on or after June 30, 2018 for the early career surgeon and June 30, 2014 for the established military surgeon.
  • Must be qualified to practice orthopaedic surgery in the United States
  • Must be an active duty military orthopaedic surgeon

Fellowship applicants must be able to travel up to 4 weeks throughout 2018 and 2019.  Arrangements for fellowship locations and dates will be coordinated with each fellowship individual and the host sites they will be visiting. 

All questions can be addressed to Daniel J. Stinner, MD at daniel.stinner@gmail.com.  We look forward to receiving your applications.