These fellowships take place in many different countries (Germany, India, United States, Egypt, and others) and cover various specialties and operating procedures. The selected candidates travel for periods of two weeks up to one year and are able to develop their skills through observations and operations alongside renowned orthopaedic surgeons.

Please check if the call for applications is open before sending your application.  

Any member applying for a Fellowship must be in good standing (with membership dues paid) for at least the previous two years. Applicants not meeting this criteria will not be eligible.

SICOT members who have already received any of the SICOT fellowships this year and last year should not apply for any Fellowship Programme.

Reports by fellows who have completed a SICOT Fellowship can be read here.

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Application for a SICOT Fellowship

Any SICOT member can apply to start a fellowship at their hospital/institution. For this, the fellowship coordinator must be a SICOT member with yearly dues paid. The Fellowship program must provide some sponsorship for the fellow (free accommodation, stipend,…).
For any applications, the following documents must be sent back to the SICOT Fellowships Secretariat ([email protected])
1. The application form must be filled in
2. A recommendation letter from the country SICOT National Representative or from the SICOT Regional Vice-President
3. A recommendation letter from the country local Orthopaedics Assocation.
Once these documents have been received, the SICOT Fellowships Committee will review the application. The candidate will then be invited to attend the next SICOT Fellowships Committee conference call to make a brief 5 minutes presentation of the fellowship and answer any questions.

 

Alexandria/SICOT Fellowship (open)

Every year, SICOT will offer two surgeons a six-month fellowship to Hadra Orthopaedic and Traumatology University Hospital, in Alexandria (Egypt). The Spine unit is an AOSpine-recognized unit for short-term fellowships. The purpose of the fellowship is to receive training in different specialized departments. The candidate will choose between one or two departments. These include arthroplasty, arthroscopic surgery, spinal surgery, paediatric surgery, microsurgery, hand surgery, and orthopaedic oncology. The training programme will start in January and July of each year.

Deadline for applications: 19 April 2024

AO Hospital/SICOT Fellowship (closed)

Every year, SICOT will offer two surgeons a six-week to three-month fellowship at the AO Hospital Private Ltd, located in Karachi (Pakistan). The purpose of this fellowship will be to offer the fellow an opportunity to get involved in sports surgery, knee arthroplasty and if felt appropriate involvement in other specialties within AO hospital.

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2023

Casablanca University/SICOT Fellowship (open)

Every year, SICOT offers two surgeons a six-month fellowship to the Orthopaedic and Traumatology University Hospital, P32, in Casablanca (Morocco). The accommodation will be provided for by Casablanca Orthopaedic and Traumatology University Department. One return economy airfare between the fellow’s home country and Casablanca (Morocco) will be covered by SICOT up to EUR 1,000 (economy ticket only).

Deadline for applications19 April 2024

CEOT/SICOT Fellowship (closed)

Every year, SICOT offers one surgeon a three-month to one year fellowship to the CEOT (Center Specialized in Orthopedics and Traumatology) at the St. Luke’s Hospital in Cascavel (Paranà, South Brazil). The FAG University Medical School is one of the most respected colleges in Parana (Brazil). The University Hospital is the St. Luke's Hospital and Research Hospital. The Orthopaedic Surgery Department is commanded by CEOT (Specialized Center for Orthopedics and Traumatology), that is a respected clinic covering all Orthopaedics subspecialties. The Orthopaedics staff (18 surgeons) performs about 2500 elective/emergency surgeries per year in all fields of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, including Arthroplasty Division primary and revision, Arthroscopy and advanced procedures.

Deadline for applications: 30 June 2023

CTEA/SICOT Fellowship (open)

Every year, SICOT will offer one surgeon a one-year fellowship to the CTEA (Parana, South Brazil). The fellow will do surgeries and scrub in public and private hospitals and so he/she will see high technologies and will be exposed to several Orthopaedics Subspecialties. The fellowship will mainly provide degenerative and sports knee training.

Deadline for applications: 19 April 2024

Erfan Niyayesh Hospital/SICOT Fellowship (open)

Every year, SICOT will offer four surgeons a six-month fellowship to the Erfan Niyayesh Hospital (Tehran, Iran) in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. The fellows will be able to scrub.

The Erfan group hospitals consist of two private hospitals (Erfan and Erfan Niayesh hospitals) and clinics and do over 1500 orthopaedic procedures yearly which includes full range of Orthopaedic procedures including joint replacement, upper limb, foot and ankle surgery, many complex total hip replacement, revision total hip and knee, DDH Crowe type 3-4 total hip replacement. 

Deadline for applications: 19 April 2024

Ganga/SICOT Fellowship (closed)

Every year, SICOT offers two surgeons four-week fellowships to Ganga Hospital in Coimbatore (India). This hospital’s subspecialties are Trauma and Spine. SICOT will reimburse up to EUR 2000 for travel (economy ticket only; taxis will only be reimbursed at a reasonable amount; airport shuttle bus service must be used in priority to taxis) and accommodation expenses. The accommodation will be arranged by the Ganga Hospital.

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2023

Hiranandani Orthopaedic Medical Education Fellowship (open)

Hiranandani Orthopaedic Medical Education (HOME) is a department that is dedicated to the field of clinical research in Orthopaedics. HOME is working on a number of projects related to clinical research in adult hip and knee surgery. HOME conducted its first workshop on scientific publication (WOSP) in December 2009, in collaboration with the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British Volume). A number of scientific meetings have also been planned for the future. Research Fellowships, in adult hip and knee surgery, are offered by HOME. 

Deadline for applications: 19 April 2024

Khoula/SICOT Fellowship (closed)

Every year, SICOT offers two surgeons twelve-week fellowships to Khoula Hospital in Muscat (Oman). The accommodation will be provided for by Khoula Hospital and SICOT will reimburse up to EUR 1,000 for travel expenses (economy ticket only; taxis will only be reimbursed at a reasonable amount; airport shuttle bus service must be used in priority to taxis). This hospital’s subspecialties are arthroplasty, sports medicine, spine, reconstructive surgery, complex fractures, oncology and many others.

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2023

PKU Shenzhen Hospital/SICOT Fellowship (closed)

Every year, SICOT offers 3 surgeons a one- to two-month fellowship at the Peking University Shenzhen Hospital in Shenzhen (China). The Peking University Shenzhen Hospital will provide accommodation in a 4-bed dormitory. Should the fellow prefer another type of accommodation, the Peking University will help search for it. The Peking Hospital will also provide the fellow with a daily allowance of RMB 200. The travel expenses will be reimbursed by SICOT up to EUR 1,000 (economy ticket only; taxis will only be reimbursed at a reasonable amount; airport shuttle bus service must be used in priority to taxis). This hospital’s subspecialties are spine surgery (3 places), sports medicine & rehabilitation (3 places), hand & microsurgery (3 places), and joint surgery (1 place).

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2023

SAANVI Orthopaedics/SICOT Fellowship (open)

Every year, SICOT offers one surgeon a one year fellowship to SAANVI Orthopaedics located in Mumbai (India) in Hip & Knee replacement.

SAANVI Orthopaedics Mumbai, India is an Orthopaedic unit that is dedicated to the field of clinical research in Orthopaedics. SAANVI is working on several projects related to clinical research in adult hip and knee surgery. A number of scientific meetings have also been planned for the future.

Deadline for applications: 19 April 2024