AO Spine Global Diploma Training Program
The AO Spine Global Diploma Training Program is the first globally developed, ultimate and systematic spine surgery training pathway for recently graduated orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons. Internationally recognized experts certify your knowledge, ensuring your place among the next generation of leading spine surgeons worldwide.
Why to join
Join the first program developed for the needs of international spine care.
Benefit from the experience and support of global leaders in spine surgery during the learning pathway.
Learn online at your own pace. Self-directed and in instructor-led sessions.
Be recognized as spine surgeon worldwide and positively impact your career.
What we offer
Download the brochure for more information
- To learn more about the AO Spine Curriculum and the pathology domains
- To understand the learning journey and content provided
- To be informed "how to apply"
The next AO Spine Global Diploma Training Program starts in February 2021 in India.
Application will open on November 17, 2020.
For more information, please contact our AO Spine staff at email@example.com
Learn with a clear plan
The AO Spine Global Diploma Training Program covers the following spinal pathologies:
- Pediatric and adult deformity
- Spinal fragility fractures and
- Inflammatory spondyloarthropathy
During the duration of the program you will have to complete at least one elective module. Elective modules are tailored to specialize your knowledge in:
- Spine surgery by mastering a topic of your choice from the wide range of AO Spine courses
- Research with the AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research (AO PEER) a collection of clinical research resources, reference documents, and learning opportunities.
Note: The elective activities are offered upon availability and are not included in the AO Spine Global Diploma Training Program registration fee.
The AO Spine Curriculum—From competencies to competence
The AO Spine Global Diploma Training Program syllabus follows the AO Spine Curriculum, which forms the basis for all educational AO Spine events and programs. It is based on Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs). EPAs convey broader skills beyond medical and surgical expertise ensuring targeted development of cognitive, procedural, nontechnical, and nonoperative skills.
AO Spine Global Diploma Training Program Committee members
The AO Spine Global Diploma Training Program is driven, written, and taught by world-renowned surgeons and tailored to surgeons’ needs. With their vast experience, local and international faculty members give mentoring support through the program’s duration. Each faculty member has undergone a dedicated faculty training program.
How to apply
Register as AO Spine member (administrative fee CHF 100/included in overall program costs).
Fill in the application form including a confirmation of training completion as orthopedic surgeon/neurosurgeon and a CV.
Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org (in parallel pay the application fee through the application link above)
Your application will be reviewed by the program director and the AO Spine program manager.
If eligible, you can register and get enrolled to the learning management system before the program starts (payment of applicable registration fee per semester required).
- Frequently asked questions
- Program brochure
- AO Spine Curriculum
- Terms & Conditions
- Application Form (please download and save the file on your device, before filling in and signing it)
We are happy to answer your questions and provide you with additional information.
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