OTA-SOMOS Military Traveling Fellowship 

2024-2025 OTA-SOMOS Military Traveling Fellowship

Applications Open: 15 May 2024
Application Deadline: 31 August 2024

Fellowships will be offered to current Active Duty military orthopaedic surgeons.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduated approved orthopaedic training in or before 2022
  • Must be qualified to practice orthopaedic surgery in the United States
  • Must be an active duty military orthopaedic surgeon
  • Must be a member of the OTA and/or SOMOS (resident, candidate, or active)

Fellowship applicants must be able to travel up to 3 weeks throughout 2025.  Fellows should be able to utilize No-Cost TAD/TDY pathways for this fellowship.  Arrangements for fellowship locations and dates will be coordinated with each individual fellow and the host sites they will be visiting.  Fellows will have travel and housing arrangements covered by each host institution or a grant, but the fellows may be responsible for additional expenses, i.e. meals, Ubers, etc. We have compiled a database of institutions across the country interested in participating in this fellowship; the fellows will be able to choose which sites they visit from this list of excellent medical centers.


  • Complete this application and e-mail it to [email protected] with “OTA-SOMOS Military Traveling Fellowship” as the subject header.
  • Attachments: A recent digital photo (optional); CV (format not specified)
  • A minimum of two sponsors must send letters of recommendation to the selection committee on your behalf.  One sponsor should be from a member of the OTA and the second letter should be from a member of SOMOS.

Letters of recommendation should be sent to:

Attn: Audrey Cameron
110 West Road, Suite 227
Towson, MD 21204

 Or sent via e-mail to [email protected].

For more information regarding this program, please contact:

Michelle M. Gosselin, MD
E-Mail: [email protected]

SOMOS Education Committee
Michelle Gosselin, MD
Christopher Renninger, MD
Bradley Deafenbaugh, MD
Alanna Balboni, MD
Erik Hegeman, MD
Vivek Abraham, MD
Ryan Price, MD
Shawn Boomsma, DO
Tierney Shannon, MD

OTA Military Committee
Michelle Gosselin, MD
Christopher Renninger, MD
Ken Nelson, MD
Jamie Engel, MD
Benjamin Wheatley, MD
Christiaan Mamczak, DO
Shawn Boomsma, DO
Archie Overmann, MD
Michael Polmear, MD
Patrick Wise, MD

2024 OTA/SOMOS Traveling Fellows

LTC Christy Hylden 
MAJ John Johnson

2023 OTA/SOMOS Traveling Fellows

LTC Jeannie Huh   
Maj Sophia Traven

2020 OTA/SOMOS Traveling Fellows

Christopher Wild, MD     
Tuesday Fisher, MD

2019 OTA/SOMOS Traveling Fellows

Douglas Adams, MD
Jaime Bellamy, MD
Sarah Pierrie, MD