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Report from the 2009 AOA North American Traveling Fellowship
Ryan T. Bicknell, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)1; Gregory J. Della Rocca, MD, PhD2; Wellington K. Hsu, MD3; Amanda D. Marshall, MD4; Robert H. Brophy, MD5
1 Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kingston General Hospital, Nickle 3, 76 Stuart Street, Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 2V7, Canada. E-mail address: rtbickne@yahoo.ca
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri, 1 Hospital Drive, MC213, DC053.00, Columbia, MO 65201. E-mail address: dellaroccag@health.missouri.edu
3 Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurological Surgery, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, 676 North St. Clair, Suite 1350, Chicago, IL 60611. E-mail address: whsu@nmff.org
4 Department of Orthopaedics, University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive/MC7774, San Antonio, TX 78229. E-mail address: Marshalla2@uthscsa.edu
5 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 14532 South Outer Forty Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017. E-mail address: brophyr@wudosis.wustl.edu
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Disclosure: The authors did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of their research for or preparation of this work. One or more of the authors, or a member of his or her immediate family, received, in any one year, payments or other benefits in excess of $10,000 or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from commercial entities (Synthes, Stryker, Smith & Nephew, and Kinetic Concepts).

Copyright © 2010 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2010 Oct 06;92(13):e18 1-5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.00555
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The John J. Fahey, MD, Memorial North American Traveling Fellowship (NATF) was first conceptualized at an American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Executive Committee meeting in 1968. One year later, the committee's proposal to create a fellowship program for orthopaedic surgeons to travel to orthopaedic centers around the United States and Canada was accepted. The tour's purpose is to promote clinical and scientific exchange and fellowship at each orthopaedic program visited. Orthopaedic surgeons who have completed orthopaedic training, including residency or fellowship, within four years before the tour year (five years, if the applicant entered military service directly after completion of training) are eligible to apply for the NATF.
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