AO Spine Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa (AOSESA) fellowship program for Surgeons

AO Spine Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa (AOSESA) is welcoming applications for its Fellowship Program for Surgeons.


Fellowship Program for Surgeons is a fellowship program by AO Spine Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa (AOSESA) that offers financial aid to Surgeons to enable them participate in its ”surgical techniques for fully trained orthopedic and neurosurgeons interested in spine surgery” Fellowship.

Deadline: Ongoing

Fellowship starts: 2021-2022

Number of Awards: Not specified

Type: Fellowship

Host: AO Spine Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa (AOSESA)

Duration of Award: One year, from 1 January to 31 December

Country of Fellowship: Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University, Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital-University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Target demographic: Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa countries


To be eligible to apply for this fellowship program, applicants must:

° Live and work in a Sub-Saharan African country, other than the Republic of South Africa

° Be a paying member of AO Spine

° Submit a complete online application form and required documents in time ((1–31 June)

° Have previously participated in an AO Spine Course

° Be a spine physician (or in-training, but at least in the 4th year as resident in the specialty), or specialized in Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, or Trauma surgery with a strong interest in spine surgery

Speak and understand English, as English is the first language in South Africa

° Have not participated in any other AO fellowship within the past two years (from the date when the application is handed in)

Fellowship Worth/Inclusions

The Fellowship is worth up to a monthly stipend allowance that will be transferred directly to eligible or qualified applicants bank accounts.

In your best interest, you are advised to visit the Fellowship official website – link below – to access more details on Fellowship Worth and Inclusions.

How to Apply

To apply, applicants are advised to visit the Fellowship official website – link below – to access the online application form and more details on how to apply. All the best.


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