HSS-China Orthopaedic Education Exchange



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The HSS-China Orthopaedic Education Exchange provides a unique opportunity for Chinese orthopaedic surgeons and trainees with a focus on arthroplasty to gain valuable knowledge and experience through professional education programs. Structured observation programs at Hospital for Special Surgery, participation in educational programs through live videoconferencing along with attendance at annual symposia held in China are several offerings of the Exchange. Qualified applicants from medical centers throughout China are encouraged to apply to the Junior Faculty Observation Program.


Junior Faculty Observation Program

Highlights of program include:

  • 2-month observation with the Adult Reconstruction & Joint Replacement Service
  • Observation in the operating room and outpatient clinic
  • Daily schedule based on observation preferences
  • Observation of morning rounds with HSS attending surgeons
  • Observation of patient flow and perioperative services
  • Attendance at weekly educational conferences

Research Fellowship Program

Chinese orthopaedic surgeons interested in conducting research at HSS can apply for a 1-2 year research fellowship with HSS Faculty in a specific service. All applicants are responsible for contacting HSS faculty to inquire about research collaboration. Once an HSS host is identified, submit completed applications to Huijuan "Jane" Huang at at least 6 months ahead of the preferred start date.

HSS-China Club

All alumni of the Junior Faculty Observation Program will gain lasting membership within the HSS community. Opportunities for continued involvement include:

  • Participation in HSS educational programs in New York
  • Invitation to HSS Luncheon at annual Chinese Orthopaedic Association Meeting
  • Subscription to HSS Journal

Applicant Criteria

  • At least 10 years of medical training
  • High level of English proficiency
  • Demonstrated leadership potential


Application Process

All candidates must submit a written application and provide supporting documentation:

Please email completed application to Huijuan "Jane" Huang at Selected applicants will be interviewed prior to acceptance into the program. The entire selection process takes approximately three months from date of submission. Program start dates for accepted candidates are based upon availability. Please note that there is a $500 fee upon acceptance into the Program.

Annual Symposia

HSS faculty members participate in symposia held at the annual Chinese Orthopaedic Association meeting and at Peking University and Peking Union Medical College. If interested, please contact us for more information on arranging additional education conferences.

For further information, please contact Huijuan "Jane" Huang at