American-British-Canadian (ABC) Travelling Fellowship

ABC Travelling Fellowships

At present we are in discussions with the American and Canadian Associations about the arrangements for these fellowships, which have been significantly disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The cohort due to travel in 2020 were finally able to travel this year, touring Canada and the United States in June 2022, with the North American contingent returning the visit this autumn. This condensed time frame allowed all previously selected Fellows to travel as soon as it became possible and the next cohort of BOA ABC Fellows will be selected in 2023. We will update this page with any further information as it becomes available.

The ABC fellows who traveled in June 2022 created a blog which they updated daily as they trekked across Canada and the USA visiting some of the world’s best orthopaedic centres. Read their blog here.

We were delighted to host the North American Fellows on a three-week tour, which included the BOA Congress in Birmingham. Read their blog here.

ABC Travelling Fellowship 2024 – applications open 2023

Members of the British Orthopaedic Association are invited to take part in the ‘American/British/Canadian’ tour of North America and Canada. This prestigious 5-week fellowship is open to applicants who have been an appointed consultant for less than 10 complete years on 1st January 2024. Four BOA-nominated fellows will participate alongside one each from South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

The UK participants are sponsored by the Bone & Joint Journal, and are required to become a reviewer for the journal.

Instructions for applicants

To apply please provide two Word documents for (a) your CV and (b) a covering letter that includes:

  • BOA membership number
  • Date of consultant appointment
  • Your subspecialty interest(s)
  • Names of two referees who must be BOA Home Fellows
  • Answer the question: How do you think you would benefit from receiving the ABC Travelling Fellowship?

By applying for this fellowship, you are confirming that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of the BOA ABC Travelling Fellowship. 

Please check that the contact details held on the BOA membership database are correct, as these will be used to contact you regarding your application.