The AO Foundation offers an extensive AO Fellowship Programme for surgeons in their final years of training. Every year, more than 3000 senior trainees worldwide are given the opportunity to expand their professional experience.

Fellowships are offered by both AO Worldwide and AOUK&I. The AO Worldwide trauma fellowship community supports over 200 worldwide fellowships a year to provide additional experience in surgical techniques for fully trained general and orthopedic surgeons. Many of these are hosted in the UK including in Nottingham and Oxford. Further information on the AO Worldwide fellowship application process can be found using the links on this page.

AOUK&I is also able to support fellowships for trainees and consultants within the UK. AO is able to provide small grants and pair suitable candidates with appropriate destinations.The AOUK&I Fellowship programme is currently undergoing restructuring but should you wish to apply for a fellowship please contact either the administrator or fellowship chairman.


AOUK&I Trauma Faculty

Last year we awarded two grants to our faculty which gave them the opportunity to visit oversea’s centres. Bob Handley visited Kathmandu and then kindly came to our AGM in November 2017 where he was the guest speaker on ‘Orthoplastics or bust”. Valerie Nunez went to Canada to see how WALANT could be used in hand and wrist surgery. They were awarded £1,000 each towards their visit costs.

This year AOUK&I can offer four grants of £1,000 towards any visits you wish to make to further your knowledge. This does not have to be for oversea’s travel - it can be here within UK & Ireland. If you wish to apply for these grants can you please apply direct to AOUK&I by e-mail and an outline of your proposed visit.

Jon Dwyer, AOUK&I President


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