SMISS AP Traveling Fellowship Program

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Application criteria:

  • SMISS or SMISS AP member
  • Less than 40 years old
  • Resides in Asia-pacific area

Application requirements:

  • Curriculum vitae including whole publications
  • Two letters of recommendation by SMISS AP faculty members
  • Letter of support from applicant’s department head or institution granting them time off to participate in the travelling fellowship
  • List of two topics that the applicant would be speaking on during the followship program
  • Recent photo

Host sites:

  • Seoul St Mary’s Hospital (Host: Luke Kim)
  • Kansai Medical University Medical Center (Host: Yoshi Kotani)
  • Spine Ortho Clinic in Melbourne (Host: John Choi)
  • Daejeon Woori Hospital, Daejeon, Korea (Host: Cheol Wung Park)
  • Harrison Spinartus Hospital Chungdam, Korea (Host: Hyeun Sung Kim, Dong Hwa Heo)

Highlights include:

  • Visit to two different medical institutions
  • Interaction with expert faculty both in and out of the hospital
  • Operation observation
  • Opportunity to share cases
  • Friendship and recreation with current and future leaders in MISS
  • Memories that will last your lifetime


  • Three to four days stays in each institution
  • Travel day is set separated

Selection maneuver:

  • Submission of abstract, CV and Photo to 2024 annual meeting of SMISS AP in HK
  • Presentation in a fellowship award session in 2024 annual meeting
  • Three winners will be selected based on above rating
  • Award winners will be notified via e-mail or website

Obligation of fellowship report:

  • Fellowship winners should be reporting a summary of fellowship in 2025 annual meeting on-site
  • The winners’ registration fee for the 2025 Annual Meeting will be exempted.


If you have questions, please contact the SMISS AP office

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