NASS Insider

November 09, 2021

Spine Surgery Fellowship Match Open

Applicant registration is open for the 2021-2022 Spine Surgery Fellowship Match ( Please note that although registration is open up until the match deadline, applicants are encouraged to register as early as possible to allow time for application processing and interviews. Interviews begin on December 6, 2021 and conclude on April 1, 2022. This cycle is for fellowships that will begin in July/August, 2023.

There are currently 74 programs representing more than 120 positions; if you would like to update your listing in the NASS directory, you can view it here:  Spine Surgery Fellowship Directory. For changes, contact Colleen O’Brien at

The Board of Societies of AAOS endorsed virtual interviews for fellowships for 2021 for the following reasons: 
  • Desire not to disadvantage programs and applicants who are coming from or traveling to Covid hotspots; 
  • Minimizing the need for travel in general; 
  • Recognizing that some hospitals, localities and states may restrict travel or abrogate a resident's ability to work based on travel for interviews. 
NASS is in agreement with this position and strongly encourages virtual interviews for the upcoming cycle.