Travelling Fellowships

ABC Travelling Fellowship


General Information

The tour traditionally begins in the Spring of every odd year (i.e. 2025, 2027 etc.). During the even-numbered years (i.e. 2024, 2026 etc.), overseas Fellows visit North America, while Fellows from the United States and Canada tour abroad during the odd-numbered years. Fellows from the US and Canada will always visit Great Britain, but will alternate Australia and New Zealand with South Africa during their tour as ABC Fellows.

Two (2) Canadian candidates are selected by the COA’s Exchange Fellowships Committee for the tour.

Five (5) American candidates are selected by the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) for the same tour.

Apply Here! 2025 ABC Tour – United Kingdom & Australia, New Zealand

A call for applications from COA members for the 2025 ABC tour is now open.

Click here to apply now! 

Tour Diaries

Learn more about the fellowship experience from the fellows themselves through past travel blogs or through the links below.

Drs. Sukhdeep Dulai and Ruby Grewal 2019 ABC Tour


Drs. Wade Gofton and David Sheps’ 2017 ABC Tour


Drs. Rajiv Gandhi and Kishore Mulpuri’s 2015 ABC Tour

2025 Tour

Applications are being accepted until March 8

The ABC Travelling Fellowship is an educational exchange shared by a group of orthopaedic surgeons selected by the American, British, Canadian, New Zealand, Australian and South African orthopaedic associations. The Fellowship was conceived by Dr. R.I. Harris of Toronto, Ontario during his presidency of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) in 1948.