Application Overview

The Arthroscopy Association of North America will award scholarships for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellows to attend the Second Annual Fellows Course, to be held in Rosemont, IL from June 7–9, 2019. Applicants who are currently fellows during the 2019 academic year and who have an interest in gaining additional arthroscopy skills prior to completing their fellowship are encouraged to apply. This is both a didactic and lab course with lectures, case presentations, skills for starting your practice, and extensive lab experience.

This is an opportunity to attend a course designed specifically for Arthroscopy Fellows, and 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 these leading arthroscopic educators and surgeons. The scholarship covers registration fees up to $500 per awardee.



Applicant must have completed a residency and currently be in an Orthopaedic fellowship program, demonstrate enthusiasm for and have a sincere interest in arthroscopic surgery, be in good academic standing and obtain recommendation from his/her fellowship training program director.



  1. Application form and supportive material must be received by April 30, 2019. Incomplete applications or those received after this date will not be considered.
  2. Write a personal statement (not to exceed 500 words) 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 write a letter of recommendation for you detailing your interest in arthroscopic surgery and upload as part of your application.
  4. Complete application along with CV and personal statement as part of the application.

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

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