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Application Overview

The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) will award scholarships for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellows and Chief Residents to attend the 3rd Annual Fellows and Chief Residents Course February 21–23, 2020 in Rosemont, Illinois. Applicants who are currently Fellows or Chief Residents during the 2019–2020 academic year and demonstrate an interest in gaining additional arthroscopy skills are encouraged to apply. The course includes virtual simulation practice, lectures, case presentations, tips for starting your practice and over 10 hours of joint-specific lab experience. New for 2020 is an interventional orthobiologics session with demonstrations on the use of PRP and BMAC.

This is an opportunity to attend a course designed specifically for Arthroscopy Fellows and Chief Residents and to learn more about arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. Your instructors are specifically chosen young leaders who are experts at performing and teaching arthroscopy. This is the ultimate opportunity to refine your skills as well as network with leading arthroscopic educators and surgeons.


Each scholarship covers registration fees of $500 per awardee. It does not cover travel or housing. Six (6) awards of $500 each will be awarded.


Applicant must have completed a residency and currently be enrolled in an orthopaedic fellowship program or be serving as a Chief Resident during the 2019–2020 academic year; demonstrate enthusiasm for and have a sincere interest in arthroscopic surgery; be in good academic standing; and obtain recommendation from his/her fellowship program director.


  1. Submit an application form and supportive materials (including current CV and personal statement) by January 24, 2020. Incomplete applications or those received after this date will not be considered.
  2. Write a personal statement (500 words or less) describing your interest in arthroscopic surgery, what you hope to learn from the experience and how you will share what you've learned. Please also include a statement of your preferred joint of focus for the course (hip, shoulder or knee).
  3. Ask a fellowship attending to complete the Letter of Recommendation Form for you detailing your interest in arthroscopic surgery and upload as part of your application.

The Fellows/Chief Residents Course Scholarship is funded by the AANA Education Foundation with generous donations from individuals and corporations.

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