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Awards & Fellowships

B. Braun Aesculap/SICOT Orthopaedic Scholarships (closed)

Funded by SICOT & B. Braun Aesculap

The B. Braun Aesculap/SICOT Orthopaedic Scholarships are open to surgeons from eastern Europe and Asia who want to evolve their knowledge and skills into innovative concepts in orthopaedic reconstructive surgeries of the hip and knee.

The Scholarships consist of extensive exposure to innovative concepts in orthopaedic reconstructive surgery carried out at selected German hospitals with proven expertise in Short Stem THA and Computer Navigation.

Every fellow who is attached to this programme will be integrated into the surgical programme of a selected German hosting clinical institution in a daily routine by attending surgeries and clinical meetings.

  1. Duration of this scholarship will be two weeks per attachment.
  2. Fellows will receive allowance valued at EUR 2,000 per scholarship.
  3. Fellows will be paid one economy round-trip flight to Germany up to EUR 1,000.

The Short Stem Hip Arthroplasty Scholarship is aimed at orthopaedic surgeons with standard operating skills who want to understand and specialize in short stem hip arthroplasty. The two-week scholarship is intended to provide a deep understanding of the short stem philosophy & concept, surgical planning & reconstruction in primary short stem THA, clinical indication and the surgical procedure itself. It includes Short Stem Design Philosophy, Biomechanical Principles in Short Stem THA, Bone Preserving Strategies in THA, Clinical Indication & Contraindication, Surgical Approaches, and Surgical Procedure & Instrumentation.

The Image-Free Computer Navigation Scholarship is aimed at orthopaedic surgeons who want to evolve their skills into the field of computer assisted total knee reconstruction. The clinical attachment shall be arranged at hospitals with proven expertise in the field of Image-Free Computer Navigation. The maximum two-week scholarship will provide deep insights into the benefit of Computer Navigation during primary TKA procedures, by attendance and assistance in surgical cases. Specific aspects of Image-Free Computer Navigation like patient registration, leg alignment and quantitative assessment in soft tissue management are essential parts of the clinical program.

Eligibility Criteria

Fellows may submit their application for scholarship participation under the following eligibility criteria:

  • Fellows should be under 45 years of age
  • Current Orthopaedic Practice in Eastern Europe or Asia
  • Postgraduate degree in Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • A minimum experience (after qualifying degree) of three years in Orthopaedics
  • Fluently speaking English language skills / B2 speaking level
  • Health insurance for duration of visit
  • SICOT Membership

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Application letter with description of the actual position in the hospital, clinical experience & description of the department itself written in English
  • CV & scientific bibliography
  • Copy of passport & medical license
  • Certificate of health & vaccination

Applications should be sent to: (Subject: B. Braun Aesculap/SICOT Orthopaedic Scholarships)

Deadline: 30 September 2014 (for fellowships in 2015)