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AOA-JOA Traveling Fellowship 2006: The Fellows' Travel Log
Scott F.M. Duncan, MD, MPH1; Eric Hofmeister, MD2; Michael Bolognesi, MD3; Rena Stewart, MD, FRCS4
1 Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic, 13400 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. E-mail address: duncan.scott@mayo.edu
2 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, United States Naval Medical Center, 34800 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA 92134
3 Department of Orthopedics, Duke University Medical Center, Hospital South, Orange Zone, Room 5315, Durham, NC 27710
4 Division of Orthopaedics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Faculty Office Tower, 510 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294-3409
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The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2007 Oct 01;89(10):2312-2315. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.G.00510
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The Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) Japanese-American Exchange Traveling Fellowship was originated in 1992 and was coordinated by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) until 1999, when the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) assumed the coordinating role. The JOA fellowship is sponsored by the Japanese Orthopaedic Association and grew out of the Kashiwagi-Suzuki Traveling Fellowship, founded in part by Professor Emeritus Daiji Kashiwagi of Kobe University in Kobe, Japan. The program is a reflection of the commitment of both the American and Japanese orthopaedic communities to excellence and education through international exchange. The educational exchange between the United States and Japan allows American fellows to visit the top academic centers and historical landmarks of Japan while Japanese fellows center their tour around the Annual Meeting of the AAOS. The Japanese tour concludes with one Japanese fellow attending the Annual Meeting of the AOA.
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