Fellowships at the Alps Surgery Institute (ASI) have been completed by surgeons from France, Brazil, Belgium, Italy, Poland, England, Germany, Syria, Switzerland and the United States. The Institute is able to accommodate three types of fellow into its work and educational framework.
Working at the Alps Surgery Institute is a valuable experience. The members of the team are dedicated to education and training. Three types of fellowship exist:
1. One Year Fellowship – This fully recognized fellowship offers the applicant the opportunity to be an integral part of one of the most prestigious and specialized shoulder and upper limb units in the world. There are usually two fellows within the unit with this tenure each year. Since the unit performs over 500 upper limb cases each year, and that the fellows are generally present at almost all operating lists, the experience to be gained cannot be surpassed.
2. Six-month fellowship – This fellowship enables surgeons to take an active part in the department. Operative experience will be gained as well as research opportunities and participation in educational activities and day to day running of the department. A reasonable degree of French language would enable the fellow to get the most out of the placement.
3. Three-month fellowship – A short three-month observership/fellowship may be available under certain circumstances. Fellows would join the team and participate in all activities of within the institute.
Note: Constraints related to visa problems do not allow us to offer applicants from a country outside UE a fellowship for more than 3 months.
Role of the ASI fellows
Fellows will be involved in clinical research activities.
The roles of the Fellow include:
– Undertake specialist shoulder surgery training by being part of the Alps Surgery Institute
– Assist in the day to day running of the unit. In particular, the fellow must ensure the smooth running of the operation lists.
– Continue the collection of clinical information for the Institute’s database. This includes the pre-operative assessment of patients as well as data collection in peri- and post-operative settings.
– Assist in the outpatient’s department and clinics
– Contribute to ongoing research projects
– Facilitate the smooth running of ASI meetings
– Undertake and complete scientific or clinical research as part of the Institute. It is expected that a fellow would have completed 3 projects by the end of their 1-year placement and that these studies are ready for presentation or submission for publication before the end of their placement
– Bring new ideas and innovations to the department so that the institute can evolve.