Speaking of AOSpine Europe and Southern Africa Fellowship Program, AOSpine is one of the leading global academic communities for innovative education, the institution has strong investments in long & short-term fellowship programs and observation opportunities hence it offers the AOSpine Europe and Southern Africa Fellowship (AOSESA) for young African Surgeons.
The AOSpine Europe and Southern Africa Fellowship program seem to make available additional experience in surgical techniques for fully trained orthopedic and neurosurgeons who are interested in spine surgery.
About (AOSESA): AOSpine Europe and Southern Africa Fellowship Program
This Fellowship (AOSESA) seeks to provide additional experience for trained orthopedic and neurosurgeons who are interested in spinal surgery.
Usually, the host Spine Center assumes complete responsibility for ensuring that the fellow gets used to the principles, indications, planning, techniques, and complications of spinal surgery and develops the practical surgical skills for general spinal practice.
It is expected of Fellows to strongly immerse themselves in all aspects of the program offered by the host center.
Eligibility Criteria for AOSpine Europe and Southern Africa Fellowship
All Successful candidates for this fellowship are required to meet the following criteria:
- Candidates must be a current members of AO Spine
- Must be a spine physician or in-training, but at least in the 4th year as a resident in the specialty, or
- Be Specialized in orthopedics, neurosurgery, and trauma surgery with a strong interest in spine surgery.
- Candidates must be able to speak and understand English, or the local language where the AO Spine Center is located.
- Candidate must submit a complete online application form and required documents between 1st – 31st May.
- Candidate must have participated in at least 5 hours of AO Spine education (including hands-on courses, seminars, local seminars, Global Spine Congress, and webinars)
- Applicants seeking to secure this fellowship must not have participated in any other AO fellowship within the past 3 years
The Application Process for AOSpine Europe and Southern Africa Fellowship Program 2023
In applying for AO Spine Europe and Southern Africa Fellowship, Interested and eligible candidates should:
- Visit the application webpage at: https://aospine-fellowships.aofoundation.org/sites/forms/sites/index.php?form=EU_confirm
- Click the “Terms and Conditions box” on the left side of the page to confirm that you have read through the application guidelines
- Ensure you upload all the listed documents shown on your screen
- Once that is done, simply click the green confirm icon at the bottom left side of the page
Note: Ensure to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage link below before applying: https://aospine.aofoundation.org/education/fellowship?utm_campaign=aoslat-falcon&utm_medium=social-media&utm_source=twitter#opportunities
AO Spine Europe and Southern Africa Fellowship (AOSESA) Details
- Application Deadline: 30th June 2022
- Type of program: Fellowship
- Eligible Countries: European and Southern African countries
- To be taken at AO Spine certified centers. Applicants must choose a minimum of 3 Spine Centers, which increases their chances of being accepted. But the final decision regarding the choice of the AO Spine Center will be made based on the number of applications and availability of the AO Spine Center.
- Number of Awards: Not Specified
- Value of Award: The stipend will be transferred to the fellow’s Bank account on monthly basis usually at the start of each month. Also, stipends are calculated based on the current World Bank Purchasing Power Parity in order to cover the costs for food and accommodation in the host country.
Note that the travel expenses are the responsibility of the fellow.
Where family or hotel housing is required, arrangements must be made privately by the fellow himself
- Duration of Award: The AO Spine Europe and Southern Africa Fellowship offer short-term fellowships that range in duration from 2 weeks up to 8 weeks.
Where the fellow prefers a 12-week fellowship, the additional 4 weeks must be self-financed by the fellow and approved individually by the Spine Center.