Application process for the 2024 Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship will open on October 1, 2023.  Deadline to apply is January 1, 2024.

 Travel.  Learn.  Repeat.

You are dedicated to your chosen field of orthopaedics.  You are committed to advancing the care of your patients.  You are positioned to be the leader in your community and your profession.  You never stop learning, you never tire of setting higher goals, you never give up on reaching the new frontiers.  You also love travel and adventure, seeing new places, meeting new people, living out of a suitcase, forging life-long friendships, pushing yourself to do more, to exceed and to excel.  If this describes you, then you are our ideal successful candidate!

The question is not whether you should go.
The question is:  How far do you want us to take you?

We encourage you to explore and apply for our life-changing and career-transforming traveling fellowship opportunities, presented to you by The Hip Society. 


The Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship

Application process for the 2024 Rothman-Ranawat Fellowship will open on October 1, 2023.  Travel will take place in November-December of 2024, will continue for 4-5 weeks throughout the United States and Canada, and will culminate at CCJR® 2024 in Orlando, FL.

Items needed to complete the application:
  1. Your updated CV
  2. Your most recent headshot (in digital format)
  3. The details of your education, training, employment, etc.
  4. Two strong (2) letters of recommendation - IMPORTANT!
  5. A well-written personal statement - IMPORTANT!
COVID-19 Restrictions on Travel to the US and Canada
Please read carefully and check back for updates as information changes quickly:
Proof of Vaccination for Hospital Observerships

Proof of acceptable vaccination will be required, including but not limited to, Hepatitis B, flu, MMR, varicella, Tdap.  Proof of a negative TB test and/or a full chest Xray also may be required.  All candidates must be willing and able to obtain the necessary documentation ahead of travel.

About the Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship

Named to honor the significant contributions, and to preserve the legacy, of Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD and Chitranjan S. Ranawat, MD, The Hip Society’s Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship is open to four (4) young orthopaedic surgeons from North America (USA and Canada), and throughout the world.  Once selected, the traveling fellows visit up to ten (10) sites in North America as identified by the Fellowship & Mentorship Committee.  The host sites structure the fellows’ visits to include personal interaction, conferences, surgical observations, and cadaver labs.  The ultimate goal of the fellowship is to offer the young surgeons an inspirational tour of state-of-the-art facilities providing exemplary surgical care of the hip joint throughout North America.

Thank you to our sponsors for your support!

The Hip Society - British Hip Society Traveling Fellowship

"This traveling fellowship was an amazing opportunity to meet international leaders in hip surgery and expand my horizons so that I can take the best possible care of my patients.  I cannot thank The Hip Society and the British Hip Society enough for this chance to exchange knowledge and make lifelong friendships, and I encourage other young surgeons to apply for this program."

Anna Cohen-Rosenblum, MD, a 2022 Hip Society-British Hip Society Traveling Fellow

“The (American) Hip Society-British Hip Society Traveling Fellowship is a true once-in-a-lifetime experience. I made lifelong friendships with co-fellows from both the US and UK and established connections with thought leaders in the art and science of hip surgery. Clinically, I saw the full spectrum of techniques and picked up many pearls I have already incorporated into my practice. Scientifically, the Fellowship fostered the constant exchange of ideas and I returned to the US with several new collaborators and mentors. Historically, it was a real privilege, especially for the American Fellows. We had the opportunity to see the birthplace of many of the most important techniques and technologies in hip surgery, including total hip arthroplasty itself. Culturally, we had an amazing time exploring each of the unique stops along the trail. Every site put on a great show and we got to experience the best of Britain! I cannot recommend the opportunity highly enough and will always be indebted to those that made it possible.” 

Cody Wyles, MD, a 2022 Hip Society-British Hip Society Traveling Fellow

This traveling fellowship is a biennial program.  Application process for the 2024 fellowship will open in late 2023.  Check back soon!

Travel begins in late August, and culminates at the BOA Annual Meeting in late September.  Fellows typically visit 6-7 centres in the United Kingdom.

The Hip Society is proud to partner with the British Hip Society to provide an exceptional exchange opportunity to two outstanding candidates from the United States and/or Canada.  Successful candidates will travel throughout the United Kingdom for a period of three-four weeks and will be hosted by world-renowned experts in adult hip reconstruction.  The program will include opportunities for scientific exchange, OR observations, close interaction with faculty, as well as social and cultural events. 

  • The program is open to board-certified or board-eligible practicing orthopaedic surgeons, permanently based in the United States or Canada.
  • Applicants must be hip fellowship-trained orthopaedists within one (1) to five (5) years of completing fellowship.
  • Applicants must be able to take 3-4 weeks away from home and practice in August-September.
  • Applicants must be committed to the practice of hip surgery.
  • Applicants must demonstrate documented interest in advancing hip surgery via publications, presentations, research.
  • Former HS-BHS Traveling Fellows are INELIGIBLE to reapply.

Before you begin your application, have the following items ready:

  1. Your updated CV
  2. Your most recent headshot (in digital format)
  3. The details of your education, training, employment, etc.
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation - IMPORTANT!
  5. A well-written personal statement - IMPORTANT!

European Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction

European Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction is sponsored and administered by the M. E. Müller Foundation of North America.  For more information and to learn how to apply, please visit