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ABC Fellowship

The ABC fellowship is the ‘American/British/Canadian’ tour of North America and Canada. This prestigious five-week fellowship is open each year to applicants from the BOA who have been an appointed consultant for less than 10 complete years.  Four BOA-nominated fellows participate alongside one each from South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

You can learn more about the fellowship in our recent publication The History of the ABC Club of Travelling Fellows.

The UK participants are sponsored by The Bone & Joint Journal, and are required to become a reviewer for the journal.

Instructions for applicants

Note: Applications for the 2024 ABC Fellowship are now closed.

Applications require two Word documents to be provided: (a) your CV and (b) a covering letter that includes:

  • BOA membership number
  • Date of consultant appointment
  • Your subspecialty interest(s)
  • Names of two referees who must be BOA Home Fellows
  • Answer the question: How do you think you would benefit from receiving the ABC Travelling Fellowship?

By applying for the fellowship, applicants confirm that they have read and agree to the terms and conditions of the BOA ABC Travelling Fellowship as found on the BOA website ⁠here.

Please check that the contact details held on the BOA membership database are correct, as these will be used to contact you regarding your application.

Please contact the BOA for enquiries regarding upcoming application timings.