Visiting Fellowship – Medacta


The EFORT FOUNDATION is pleased to announce that this new visiting fellowship programme is made possible thanks to a grant from Medacta.

Applications are open  to orthopaedic specialists according to their national regulations and being below 45 years of age as well as to residents in their last year of residency, from the following countries:

  • Australia,
  • Austria,
  • Brazil,
  • Canada,
  • Belgium,
  • France,
  • Germany,
  • Greece,
  • Indonesia,
  • Italy,
  • Japan,
  • South Africa,
  • Spain,
  • Switzerland,
  • United Kingdom, and
  • United States of America.

Candidates may apply for 2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks short-term fellowships as well as long-term fellowships from 3 to 12 months in order to visit one of the recognized hosting centers, please consult the list of hosting centers (PDF document, 3 pages, 66kb). All applications will be periodically reviewed by the EFORT FOUNDATION evaluation committee and all the candidates will be notified in writing in the months of May (applications from December 01 to March 31), October (applications from April 01 to August 31) and January (applications from September 01 to November 30).

Each grant is designed to cover the fellow’s travel and living expenses for the duration of the stay which will be EUR 2’000/month. Please note that for intercontinental travel, fellows will receive an additional sum of EUR 1’000 uniquely to cover higher costs.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications throughout the year and one application only per year of reference. Applicants who have not been awarded a visiting fellowship grant in the course of previous two years are allowed to apply again for the current year.

For any questions, please contact the EFORT FOUNDATION at

Please have the respective documents ready in electronic format for applying:

  • Copy of your MD licence
  • Copy of your licence as an Orthopaedic specialist or residency registration certificate
  • 2 letters of recommendation

To apply please go to

You are cordially invited to the Fellowship Alumni Event taking place in Prague, Czech Republic during the 16th EFORT Annual Congress on Wednesday 27th May 2015.

The Fellowship Alumni Event will be an occasion where prior, current and future EFORT visiting fellowship fellows and hosting surgeons can meet, get to know each other and share their experience and opinions.

This event is also open to those who are interested in knowing more about the EFORT Visiting Fellowship sponsored by Medacta.

Please join us on Wednesday 27th May from 18:30 onwards at Bastion Prague Restaurant.

For further information, please click here.

We look forward to meeting you in the Fellowship Alumni Event!