The AAHKS Fellowship Match Program


Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee or Musculoskeletal Oncology

The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), The Hip Society (THS), The Knee Society (TKS) and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) have established this Fellowship Match Program to assist orthopaedic residents in obtaining fellowships in adult reconstruction or musculoskeletal oncology, and for fellowship programs to obtain fellows in these specialties.

The Match is vital to the future of our specialties. The leadership of AAHKS, THS, TKS and MSTS, as well as the leadership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, are fully committed to doing whatever is necessary to make this Match program a success. A task force established by the four organizations developed The Match program with assistance from other orthopaedic societies with established matches who provided valuable resources as the program developed.

The Match is governed by a Match Oversight Committee composed of representatives and alternates from each of the four organizations, as well as a chair elected by the Committee.

April 2019 Match Statistics

Adult Reconstruction

Number of Applicants: 235
Matched Total: 177
Matched US Allopathic Graduates: 151
Matched US Osteopathic Graduates: 20
Matched Canadian Graduates: 1
Matched Foreign Graduates: 5
Positions Offered: 183
Positions Filled: 177
Unfilled Positions: 6
Number of Programs Participating: 90

Musculoskeletal Oncology

Number of Applicants: 41
Matched Total: 17
Matched US Allopathic Graduates: 14
Matched US Osteopathic Graduates: 0
Matched Canadian Graduates: 0
Matched Foreign Graduates: 3
Positions Offered: 24
Positions Filled: 17
Unfilled Positions: 7
Number of Programs Participating: 19

2020 Placement Match Results

The Match took place on April 30, 2019 for training positions beginning in July/August 2020. The number of participating applicants, positions offered and matched applicants continues to grow. The SF Match lists the open positions on their website (click the Immediate Vacancies tab), and applicants can contact those programs directly to apply.

Fellowship Program List

Review institution contact information including website addresses for details on each program.  Go to the AAHKS Hip/Knee Fellowship program listing. Detailed descriptions of these programs are also listed in the Postgraduate Orthopaedic Fellowships online directory published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

SF Match Services

Administration of the Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee/Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Match Program is done through SF Match. Access their website to register for The Match, review open positions and update program information. Go to

FOCAL Education

Fellows Online COVID-19 AAHKS Learning (FOCAL) is a series of online lectures for arthroplasty surgeons in training. fellows will be able to make the most out of this time of COVID-19 and supplement their fellowship curriculum. Register for these free sessions.

For Applicants

View the timeline for the 2020 Match & 2021 Placement, get answers to common questions in the FAQ, read the applicant code of conduct, or register for The Match.

For Program Directors

Apply as a new program, update existing information, read the updated (2019) code of conduct for programs, and review the timeline for 2021 placement.