Robotic Travelling Fellowship

The Fellowship

The Travelling Fellowship with pre-defined dates and programme will be organised in Autumn 2022. The dates will be announced in due course.

The fellow will have the opportunity to visit 2-4 leading Mako Robotic University Teaching Hospitals in one of the following countries:

  • France.
  • United Kingdom.
  • Germany and Austria.
  • Italy.
  • Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg.

In order to minimise cross-border travels during the global COVID pandemic, only fellows from these specific countries will be able to participate in this programme (i.e. only applicants with a residence France can participate in the programme in France, etc.)

A maximum of two fellows per country will be accepted. Both fellows will train for one week a one host centre and then move on to the next one for another week and so on.

The overall duration of the travelling fellowship programme is approximately 2-4 weeks, depending on the number of host centres that can be visited in each country.

The costs for accommodation and travel are supported through the fellowship.

To get a first glimpse of what will expect you, please check out the programme and report about the first robotic travelling fellowship in March 2020:

The call for applications is now open and interested candidates are invited to submit their applications until Monday 6 June 2022, midnight CET.

In case of questions, please contact fellowships@efort.org

The Host Centers

The following host centres are participating in the traveling fellowship programme:

United Kingdom

  • Birmingham | The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust | Prof Edward Davis.
  • Edinburgh | Royal Edinburgh Infirmary | Mr Gavin MacPherson.
  • London | ROH/UCL | Prof Fares Haddad.
  • Portsmouth | Queen Alexandra Hospital| Mr Niall Flynn, Mr Jeremy Rushbrook.

Italy

  • Modena | Policlinico of Modena University, Hospital of Modena | Prof Fabio Catani.
  • Parma | Casa di Cura Città di Parma | Prof. Adravanti.
  • Rozzano | Istituto Clinico Humanitas | Prof. Grappiolo.
  • Verona | Clinica San Francesco | Dr. Perazzini.

France

  • Lyon | Hôpital de la Croix-Rousse | Prof Sébastien Lustig.
  • Nîmes | University Hospital Center of Nîmes | Prof Pascal Kouyoumdjian.

Germany/Austria

  • Hannover (DE) | Orthopaedic Clinic of Medical School Hannover, DIAKOVERE Annastift | Prof Henning Windhagen & Dr Max Ettinger.
  • Brandenburg (DE) | University Clinic Brandenburg an der Havel | Prof Roland Becker.
  • Linz (AT) | Kepler University Clinic Linz | Dr Philipp Proier.
  • More centres under evaluation.

Belgium/Netherlands/Luxemburg

  • Roeselare (BE) | AZ Delta Roeselare | Prof Dr Thomas Luyckx
  • Eekla (BE) | AZ Alma Hospital Belgium | Dr Hans Van den Wyngaert
  • Zoetermeer (NL) | RHOC | Dr Verburg & Prof Vehmeyer.
  • More centres under evaluation.

Eligibility & Application

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications until Monday 6 June 2022, midnight CET..

All submitted applications will be reviewed after that date and the review outcome will be available by the end of June 2022.

To minimise cross-border travels during the on-going COVID pandemic, only fellows with a residence or practicing in one the following countries will be able to participate in this programme:

  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Belgium
  • The Netherlands
  • Luxemburg

In order to submit an application, please submit the following documents in English together with the completed application form:

  • Copy of applicant’s MD license
  • CV including current address of residence
  • Motivation Letter
  • Reference letters (min. 2)
  • Publication history to date

The CV should include at least the following information:

  • Country where currently practicing
  • Your interaction with robotics to date and/or non-robotic relevant consideration
  • Age and experience
  • Surgery examination grades
  • Teaching center of origin

The Motivation Letter (max 500 words) should include:

  • Current level of surgery skills and expertise in robotics, if any.
  • Dedication to hip and knee replacement surgery.
  • Your reasoning on how this robotic fellowship will improve your surgery skills and patient outcomes.

Further requirements:

  • Fluent English language is mandatory for the fellowship
  • The successful applicant should have with one-year pre- to three years post-national surgical qualifications.

To apply please go to www.manuscriptmanager.net/efort

Only applications submitted through our application portal will be accepted.

For any question or assistance, please contact fellowships@efort.org

For any questions or assistance, please contact: fellowships@efort.org