Bezmialem Vakif University/SICOT Fellowship (open)

Funded by SICOT & Bezmialem Vakif University, Turkey


Every year, SICOT offers two surgeons a two to three-month fellowship to Bezmialem Vakif University in Istanbul (Turkey).

Accommodation and travel expenses will be reimbursed by SICOT up to EUR 2,500 (economy ticket only; taxis will only be reimbursed at a reasonable amount; airport shuttle bus service must be used in priority to taxis). The Bezmialem Vakif University offers free lunches.

This hospital’s subspecialties are arthroplasty and joint preserving surgery for hip and knee.



  • Must be a SICOT member with membership dues paid two years in a row at the time of the application (the year of the application and the year before)

  • Under 45 years of age

  • Applicant must have five or more years of specialised orthopaedic training

  • Health insurance coverage during stay at centre

  • Medical check-up before travel


Please send the following documents to

  • Up-to-date CV

  • Application letter explaining the reason for the application

  • Scan of passport or birth certificate

  • Letter of recommendation from current Head of Department

  • Recent health certificate (including lab results for blood tests)


Deadline for applications31 May 2018



2016: Varun Gupta (India) & Saheed Yakub (Nigeria)