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
Applications are now being accepted for the AMSSM Traveling Fellowship Tour to the UK that will occur Sept. 30-Oct. 14, 2017. Two Junior Fellows who are 10 years or less out of fellowship, have been an AMSSM member 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. Rice on this tour.
Following visits to sports medicine centers throughout the UK, the 2017 Tour will conclude with presentation/participation in the joint meeting of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) and British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM).
AMSSM will provide coach class airfare and lodging for the Traveling Fellowship class, and the UK hosts 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 Feb. 13. 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 Feb. 13 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.