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 CLOSED, and we thank all candidates for their applications.
All applications are currently being reviewed and the outcome will be communicated to each candidate by e-mail in July.

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

The call for applications is now CLOSED, and we thank all candidates for their applications.

All applications are currently being reviewed and the outcome will be communicated to each candidate by e-mail in July.

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.

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