Robotic Fellowship

robotic_fellowship_logoDuring the EFORT Robotics Fellowship Programme supported by stryker, the fellow will be expected to train in the breadth of robotic assisted hip and knee arthroplasty surgery. The fellow will be supervised by distinguished surgeons with extensive clinical and academic experience in the joint replacement robotic field. This programme will be an excellent preparation for clinical practice outside of an academic environment. The fellowships are designed to provide the successful applicants with the best and widest practical experience of Mako robotic orthopaedic procedures and how to effectively integrate the technology into their day to day practice. The fellows will “scrub-in” where possible and through compliance with the host centre’s standard protocol.

If you have already an experience in robotics, this is an excellent opportunity for you to gather further knowledge and experience in this field.  Call for applications will open in September 2019.

Type of fellowship available

Both visiting and travelling fellowships are available. In the Visiting Fellowship, the fellow visits one host centre for the fixed period of 6 months whilst in the Travelling Fellowship the fellow visits at least two host centres within the timeframe of 4-6 weeks.

Two “6-month” Visiting Fellowships are available for 2019-2020, each to take place in one of the existing and approved host centres.

During the Travelling Fellowship, however, the fellow will have the opportunity to visit 2-3 leading Mako robotic University Teaching Hospitals in Europe. The fellow will travel and experience the best and widest practical experience of Mako robotic orthopaedic procedures and how to effectively integrate the technology into their day to day practice. Eight “4-6 week” Travelling Fellowships are available for 2019-2020 where at least two different host centers/countries are visited within the allocated 4-6 week period.

The renowned host centres are located in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Germany at their respective University Teaching Hospital sites.

Detailed information of the hosts and institutions will be available online from September 2019.

This fellowship is targeted to early-career surgeons already successfully operating in:

  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • France
  • Germany.

The successful applicant should have with one year pre to three years post national surgical qualifications. He/she should provide the following information during the application process:

  • Current level of surgery skills and expertise in robotics.
  • Country where currently practicing robotics.
  • Age and experience.
  • Publication history to date.
  • References.
  • Teaching center of origin.
  • Surgery examination grades.
  • Dedication to hip and knee replacement surgery.
  • Submission of a short essay (max 500 words) supporting their application.
  • English language mandatory.