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Call for Volunteer Hosts for SRS Award Winners

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Things to potentially include

  • Demographic of clinical spine deformity practice (pediatrics, adult, both)
  • Research support available- research coordinators, statistician support
  • Clinical team and support available - residents, fellows, etc.
  • The typical week's activities - time spent in clinic, operating room, doing research, etc.
  • Do you allow hands-on experience?


Please select for which fellowships you would like to host:

The host site should be staffed with Active SRS members. Fellowship winners are highly motivated spine surgeons currently in clinical practice in any financially-challenged underserved area worldwide. They should be in a position to disseminate knowledge acquired during the fellowship to others in their home country upon their return. Recipients must be from sites that have the ability to perform complex spine surgery.

Please indicate if you (the host) are interested in visiting the Winter fellow in their country of origin to follow up on knowledge and skills learned during the fellowship:

Winners will visit SRS members currently practicing vertebral body tethering. Visiting surgeon must visit 1-2 SRS members who regularly performs vertebral body tethering using any vertebral body tethering technology approved in the host surgeon’s locale. A minimum of 2 vertebral body tethering cases must be performed per week in which the surgeon is visiting (on average). Applicants currently in their fellowship year preferred.

Do you regularly perform vertebral body tethering technology?

Are you able to perform a minimum of 2 vertebral body tethering cases during the 2-3 week fellowship period?

Winners will be female identifying and complete a 2-3 week visiting fellowship with an SRS member. Recipients of this award will also be invited to participate in the SRS Leadership Dinner (Tuesday) and SRS President’s Reception (Friday) at the SRS Annual Meeting to help honor the mentorship Dr. Karol provided, and her dedication to being a leader within the SRS.