The North American Travelling Fellowship (NATF) commenced in 1968. The first group of Fellows began their tour in Washington, and then visited a number of orthopaedic centres throughout the United States and Canada.
This Fellowship was originally designated for young orthopaedic surgeons who had recently completed their orthopaedic residency and were in their first year of practice. The eligibility was eventually extended to include applicants up to three (3) years following completion of their training.
The NAT Fellowship involves a tour of the US and Canada by one (1) Canadian fellow and four (4) US fellows. The tour begins in the fall of every odd year (i.e. 2013, 2015, 2017 etc.).
Application Deadline: The deadline for applications from Canadian candidates is DECEMBER 30 of every EVEN year (i.e. 2012, 2014, 2016).
Read all about Dr. Kelly Ann Lefaivre's experience as the Canadian Fellow on the 2011 NATF tour.
Past North American Travelling Fellows
Who were the NATF Fellows?