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Application process for the 2023 Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship is now closed.

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 begin in the spring of 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 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
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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. MORE



The Hip Society - British Hip Society Traveling Fellowship

"The travel itinerary afforded little time for reflection, but ample time for in depth discussion.  Seeing how excellent results can be achieved utilizing tactics previously unfamiliar to me, and reasoning through the clinical decisions made with someone from a completely different background, made for a brilliant experience.   I learned many helpful techniques, gained multiple gracious colleagues, and left the United Kingdom motivated to continue learning. I would encourage anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of hip arthroplasty to apply."

Brian C. Fuller, MD, 2019 Hip Society-British Hip Society Traveling Fellow 

Application process is now closed.

Travel will tentatively begin on August 30-31, 2022, in London, and will culminate at BOA Annual Meeting in Birmingham (September 20-23, 2022).  Fellows will 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!

Want to learn more about the program?  Read "What's Hip in the UK" travel blog.

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