The American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) in partnership with the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) established the International Reverse Therapy Fellowship in 2019. The program sponsors an international hand therapist's visits with AAHS and ASHT member therapists at their institutions with the aim to provide expert education so that the Fellow may return home to improve therapy education and patient care in their country.
The selected International Reverse Therapy Fellow receives $10,000 from AAHS to be used toward a four-week visit to North America to travel to the institutions of and train with two AAHS and ASHT member therapists. The four-week period allows for travel and one week at each host institution.
Learn more about inaugural recipient Erastus Shuma's experience below!
ASHT is pleased to welcome Robert Sowa (Ghana) as the 2023 recipient and we look forward to hosting him at this year's Annual Meeting.