AOA Accredited Fellowships


Australian fellowship programs provide orthopaedic surgeons with short-term supervised training in a specific sub-specialty of orthopaedic surgery.

The objective is to allow orthopaedic surgeons to develop their surgical skills in a sub-specialty through a work-based surgical program provided by a supervisor and institution. These programs may be taken up after completion of accredited orthopaedic training.

The Australian Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) accreditation process provides a voluntary service to AOA members and program participants by ensuring that the highest standard of training available at fellowship posts is offered throughout Australia.

The process works towards meeting the increasing number of requests for AOA validation of sub-specialty training programs by external accreditation bodies including, but not limited to: hospitals, medical boards, medical industry, government agencies and overseas institutions.

Please note that fellowship programs are not formalised surgical training programs and, as such, the experience may not be accredited to the AOA Orthopaedic Surgical Education and Training Program.

If you have any queries regarding AOA fellowships, please email

AOA Accredited Fellowship Application Process >

Accredited Fellowship Services >

AOA recognises the valuable contribution medical device companies make to AOA accredited fellowships via the provision of funding.

Accredited fellowships are funded in accordance with the AOA Accredited Fellowships Policy.





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