Fellowship Accreditation Program


The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) Fellowship Accreditation Program provides evaluation, review, and approval of AOFAS foot and ankle orthopaedic fellowship training programs. AOFAS accreditation is a prerequisite for participation in the AOFAS-sponsored San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgery Match (SF Match). The AOFAS Fellowship Accreditation Subcommittee manages the program approval and review process for AOFAS.

The goal of this accreditation process is to promote and confirm high-quality post-residency fellowship training experience in foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery. This process is intended to ensure that all approved programs include a requisite level of education, skills training, clinical exposure, and scholarly learning opportunities, as well as contain a number of training positions that is always appropriate for and consistent with these goals. Its primary objective is to support a quality educational platform for training foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons who will continue to advance care for all foot and ankle orthopaedic patients.


  • January: Open applications for accreditation to be included in the 2024-2025 Fellowship Match (Match opens August)

  • March 1: Accreditation applications due

  • May: Accreditation approvals announced

  • June: Program agreements sent to approved accredited programs

  • July: Program agreements due back to AOFAS

  • August: 2024-2025 Fellowship Match opens via SF Match

Application Instructions

If your program is interested in AOFAS accreditation, please email for more information and the Accreditation Application.

If your program has already started the application process, please use the link provided to you via email. If you have misplaced the link or did not receive it, do not reapply. Please email and your original application link will be sent to you.