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The 2011 North American Traveling Fellowship
John Elfar, MD1; Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD2; Kelly Lefaivre, MD, MSc3; Shane Nho, MD4; Peter Rose, MD5
1 Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 665, Rochester, NY 14642. E-mail address: openelfar@gmail.com
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Service, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Silverstein 2, Philadelphia, PA 19104. E-mail address: jaimo.ahn@uphs.upenn.edu
3 Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, 3114-910 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9, Canada. E-mail address: kelly.lefaivre@vch.ca
4 611 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612. E-mail address: sjaynho@rushortho.com
5 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. E-mail address: Rose.Peter@mayo.edu
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Copyright © 2012 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2012 Dec 05;94(23):e175 1-5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.00182
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Our twenty-four-day, thirteen-presentation tour through ten “Western” orthopaedic departments began on the way to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, when those of us participating in the 2011 John J. Fahey, MD, Memorial North American Traveling Fellowship (NATF) caught glimpses of each other in airports while connecting to various flights. Finally, we made formal introductions in the Saskatoon International Airport after a seemingly exhaustive interview by the Canadian Border Control. We all greeted and got to know each other briefly in the airport while comparing our web searches of each other to our real impressions.
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