2018 OTA Humanitarian Scholarship Campaign


Many orthopaedic trauma surgeons live and work in high income countries and are fortunate to have outstanding educational opportunities, training, research and access to state-of-the-art medical resources and hospitals. It is because of these opportunities we consistently improve patient care.  But there are many young surgeons in low-middle income countries who do not have the same opportunities and resources.

OTA has established a new Humanitarian Scholarship Effort designed to provide orthopaedic trauma education for young surgeons from low-middle income countries.  Scholarships will be awarded at $5,000 each covering the recipients travel, room and board, attendance to the OTA Annual Meeting and the opportunity to participate in an observership at a U.S. Institution with an OTA member serving as a mentor during the visit.  Our goal is to provide two scholarships annually.

This is a great way to invest in our global musculoskeletal future, found in our own backyard.  Supporting the OTA Humanitarian Scholarship program recognizes and empowers academic surgeons from Low-Middle Income Countries.  This has a sustainable impact!  All contributions matter, whether $1,000 or $25.00.  Thank you.

Ways to donate:

Donate Online

  1. Donate Online
  2. US mobile phone services text OTA to 56512 to make your credit card donation 
  3. Call the OTA office and speak to a staff member: 847-698-1631


Daniel S. Horwitz, MD, OTA Fund Development Chairman
R. Richard Coughlin, MD, MSc, OTA Humanitarian Committee Chair           

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