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SICOT e-Newsletter

Issue No. 30 - March 2011

"SICOT meets SICOT" Training Programme is now open!

Aiming to distribute knowledge in orthopaedics and traumatology and to promote, foster and develop teaching and education at international level, SICOT has created a new initiative: a friendship-guided, short-term, low-budget, on-site training opportunity.

The applying fellow and the person in charge of this programme at the host institution must be members of SICOT. Belonging to the same SICOT international orthopaedic network, both members will have a common basis which will increase the efficiency of the learning and teaching relationship.

The hosting orthopaedic departments are well recognised in their country and cover several subspecialties.

The applicant should have finished his/her residency. Exceptionally, doctors at the end of their residency may also apply.

The length of the stay should be between 2 and 6 weeks. Free accommodation is mostly offered by the host centres, but it is also covered by SICOT at a reasonable price. Travel expenses (economy class) of up to EUR 1,000 will also be reimbursed by SICOT.

On the recommendation of the National Representative of SICOT, the Executive Committee of SICOT has selected a certain number of well-known host institutions.

At the moment, the following centres are ready to receive SICOT Fellows:

  • Ghent University Hospital – Ghent, Belgium
  • University Hospital Motol – Prague, Czech Republic
  • Aarhus University Hospital – Aarhus, Denmark
  • Assiut University – Assiut, Egypt
  • Bad Neustadt Shoulder Centre – Bad Neustadt, Germany
  • Clinic of Hand Surgery, Rhön-Klinikum – Bad Neustadt, Germany
  • Orthopaedic University Clinic (Friedrich-Alexander University) – Erlangen, Germany
  • Klinik für Unfall-, Hand- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie – Homburg, Germany
  • Klinikum Neumarkt – Neumarkt, Germany
  • Orthopaedic Hospital König-Ludwig-Haus, Julius-Maximilians University – Würzburg, Germany
  • St. George County Hospital, Centre for Musculoskeletal Disorders and Trauma – Székesfehérvár, Hungary
  • Tejasvini Hospital (SSIOT) – Mangalore, India
  • Leiden University Medical Centre – Leiden, Netherlands
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia – Philadelphia, United States

Together with the host institution, a dedicated SICOT Committee will select the most suitable candidates among the applicants.

Details regarding how and where to apply can be found here.

We trust that this training programme will provide an excellent opportunity for education and manual skills training and might further offer the participant the possibility to create his/her own international scientific and professional network.