The purpose of the AMSSM Traveling Fellowship program is to encourage academic interchange, shared research and exploration of common clinical interests with other sports medicine leaders throughout the world. The experience includes the opportunity to view live patient encounters, tour sports medicine facilities, share cases and spend time with regional experts in sports medicine.
The Traveling Fellowship program is a two-way exchange. Each year AMSSM selects a sports medicine physician from a partnering country to serve as the International Visiting Fellow, visit sports medicine centers within the US and present at the AMSSM Annual Meeting. In return, the International Visiting Fellow helps host an AMSSM tour to that country later that year. The AMSSM contingent includes a Senior Traveling Fellow (appointed/selected by the AMSSM Board leadership) and two Junior Fellows (by application).
Past Traveling Fellows have included:
||Int'l Visiting Fellow
|2014 – Australia
||Dr. Peter Brukner
||Dr. Jim Puffer
||Drs. Irfan Asif and Chad Asplund
|2015 – South Africa
||Dr. Jon Patricios
||Dr. Doug McKeag
||Drs. Alison Brooks and Jim MacDonald
|2016 – Italy
||Dr. Maurizio Casasco
||Dr. Rob Johnson
||Drs. Andy Peterson and John Wilson
|2017 – UK
||Dr. Simon Kemp
||Dr. E. Lee Rice
||Drs. Ken Barnes and Mederic Hall
|2018 – Scandinavia
||Dr. Hilde Berge
||Dr. John Lombardo
||Drs. Leonardo Oliveira and Jason Zaremski
|2019 – Japan
||Dr. Yuka Kodama Tsukahara
||Dr. Brian Halpern
Applications are now being accepted for an AMSSM Traveling Fellowship Tour to Japan that will occur Sept. 17-Oct. 2, 2019.AMSSM Founder Brian Halpern, MD has agreed to serve as the AMSSM Senior Traveling Fellow for this tour. Two Junior Fellows who are 10 years or less out of fellowship, have been AMSSM members for at least the past two years, are board certified in sports medicine and currently practicing in the US or Canada will be selected to join Dr. Halpern on this tour.
Please note: Individuals currently in a sports medicine fellowship at the time of application are not eligible.
The purpose of the AMSSM Traveling Fellowship program is to encourage academic interchange, shared research and exploration of common clinical interests among sports medicine leaders. The experience will include the opportunity to view live patient encounters, tour sports medicine facilities, share cases and spend time with regional experts in sports medicine. The tour will include stops and presentations throughout Japan – potentially Tokyo, Kobe/Osaka, Kanazawa and Akita. Participants will be encouraged to study and pick up the basics of the Japanese language prior to their tour (the grant will provide participants with a 1-year Rosetta Stone program subscription or similar language learning tool).
AMSSM will provide coach class airfare and lodging for the Traveling Fellowship class, and the hosts from Japan will provide meals and transportation within the country. Participants will also receive a daily per diem to help cover any expenses not covered by the hosts.
Individuals interested in participating in the Traveling Fellowship should complete the application and submit with required supporting materials by Tuesday, July 31. The AMSSM IIOR Traveling Fellowship Subcommittee will review the applications and make recommendations for final approval by the AMSSM Executive Committee. Incomplete applications or those received after the deadline of July 31 will not be considered.
If questions, please email Jody Gold in the AMSSM office.
The Traveling Fellowship Program is funded from an educational grant provided to the AMSSM Foundation from DJO Global.
Click here to download the application form.