Robotic Travelling Fellowship

The Fellowship

The Travelling Fellowship with pre-defined dates and programme will be organised several times a year.

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.
  • Spain.
  • Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg.

*subject to modifications

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 planned to open in early 2022.

Please watch out for any announcements via our EFORT communication channels and check our website on a regular basis.

Register your interest in this fellowship programme by sending an email to indicating the following details: Your First Name, Your Last Name and Your Email Address.

For questions and further information, please contact us at

The Host Centers

Our travelling fellowship host centres are currently being evaluated and further information are to follow in due course.

Eligibility & Application

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

  • Austria.
  • Denmark.
  • Finland.
  • France.
  • Germany.
  • Italy.
  • Ireland.
  • Luxembourg.
  • Netherlands.
  • Norway.
  • Spain.
  • Sweden.
  • Switzerland.
  • United Kingdom

The successful applicant should have with one-year pre- to three years post-national surgical qualifications.

In order to submit an application, the following documents together with the completed application form are kindly requested to be submitted:

  • Copy of applicant’s MD license
  • CV
  • Motivation Letter
  • References
  • 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.

Fluent English language is mandatory for both types of the fellowships.

To apply please go to

For any questions, please contact:
Mrs. Sabrina MARCHAL | Coordinator Educational Programmes
Email: | Phone: +41 21 343 4400