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 2025 Rothman-Ranawat Fellowship is now OPEN.  Deadline to apply is October 1, 2024.

apply HERE

Travel will take place in November-December of 2025, will continue for 4-5 weeks throughout the United States and Canada, and will culminate at CCJR® 2025 in Orlando, FL.

Eligibility Criteria

A successful candidate MUST meet ALL of the following criteria.  Candidates may be from Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, or Australia; selection will be made solely at the discretion of The Hip Society's Fellowship & Mentorship Committee.  All decisions are final.

  • Must be board-certified / board-eligible practicing orthopaedic surgeon in your country of residence/practice.
  • Must be at least five (5) years from completion of training in the specialty of hip surgery (having completed a fellowship in either adult reconstruction, sports medicine or hip joint preservation).
  • Must have exhibited interest in clinical or laboratory research and able to demonstrate documented interest in advancing hip surgery via publications, presentations, research.
  • Must be willing to individually or collectively complete projects determined by The Hip Society and present, either individually or collectively, at a subsequent national meeting.
  • Must be able to be away from home/practice on a 4-5-week tour in November-December 2025, and able to obtain an entry visa(s) for the United States and Canada. (The Hip Society will provide a letter of invitation upon request to selected Fellows. The Hip Society will not assist with the visa application process nor will reimburse any associated expenses. Please allow adequate time for visa processing.)

Items Needed For Your Application

We strongly recommend that you have these items ready so you can complete the application as smoothly as possible.

  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!

Health Information / Requirements

Proof of acceptable vaccination will be required for, 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 interactions, conferences, surgical observations, tours of research facilities, and cadaver labs.  The ultimate goal of the fellowship is to offer young surgeons an inspirational tour of state-of-the-art centers providing exemplary surgical care of the hip joint throughout North America.

Thank you to individual and corporate donors to The Hip Society's Fellowship & Research Fund that maDE the Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship possible!




"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 

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.  

Application is Now CLOSED 

  • 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