OTA-SOMOS Military Traveling Fellowship 

The OTA-SOMOS Military Traveling Fellowship applications will be open from June 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019

Application Instructions
Application Form 

This is the second 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 up to a week at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), San Antonio, TX, which is the Department of Defense’s only Level 1 trauma center (dependent on funding). At the conclusion of the fellowship, all participants will be invited to be faculty for an upcoming Combat Extremity Surgical Course.

The 2020 Host Sites currently include:

  • Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX 
  • 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, 2019.
  • Must be qualified to practice orthopaedic surgery in the United States
  • Must be an active duty military orthopaedic surgeon
  • Must be a current SOMOS and/or OTA Member

Fellowship applicants must be able to travel up to 4 weeks throughout 2020.  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 [email protected].  We look forward to receiving your applications.