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. 

Congratulations to the 2024 Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellows! 

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!



"I am very excited for the privilege and opportunity to be a Hip Society - British Hip Society traveling fellow in Fall 2024. I look forward to meeting leaders in hip surgery, observing new perspectives on familiar patient scenarios, experiencing a different culture, and forging life-long friendships and collaborations. From discussions with prior fellows, this fellowship seems like a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I would like to sincerely thank those who made it possible."

Ajay Premkumar, MD, MPH, a 2024 Hip Society-British Hip Society Traveling Fellow 

"I am very thankful to have recently been selected for this year’s Hip Society-British Hip Society Traveling Fellowship. As an early-career academic adult reconstruction orthopedic surgeon this is an extraordinary opportunity to expand my surgical knowledge and investigative work in orthopedic surgery and specifically hip reconstruction. As a clinician scientist focused on the biomechanics of hip replacement, I am incredibly excited to share our research work in hip arthroplasty and to study the cutting-edge projects being spearheaded by world-renowned experts around the world. I very much look forward to learning from some of the greatest minds in our field and building lifelong relationships that will foster clinical and research collaborations, as well as friendships, for years to come. I am grateful for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and look forward to seeing everyone soon!"

Eytan M. Debbi, MD, a 2024 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