Lagos National Orthopaedic Hospital/SICOT Fellowship (closed)

Funded by the National Orthopaedic Hospital and SICOT


Every year, SICOT offers 1 surgeon a three-month fellowship to the National Orthopaedic Hospital in Lagos (Nigeria).

The accommodation and a monthly allowance will be offered by the National Orthopaedic Hospital. The travel expenses will be reimbursed by SICOT up to EUR 1,000 (economy ticket only; taxis will only be reimbursed at a reasonable amount; airport shuttle bus service must be used in priority to taxis).  

This hospital’s subspecialties are Arthroplasty/Orthopaedics, Oncology and Paediatrics.

The Fellowship will take place between January and November of each year.



  • 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 deadline and the year before)

  • Must be 45 years or under at the beginning of the fellowship

  • Must have five or more years of specialised orthopaedic training at the time of application

  • Health insurance coverage during stay at centre

  • Medical check-up before travel (including lab results for blood tests) 

  • Application form must be filled in

  • Priority is given to candidates having attended one or more SICOT Congress(es) in the past 4 years

  • Preference will be given to international fellows. SICOT will not cover the travelling costs of national fellows.


Documents to submit to [email protected]:

  • Application Form to be filled in

  • Copy of birth certificate or passport 

  • Up-to-date CV mentioning

    • the date of birth

    • the logbook

    • the academic achievements

    • other achievements

    • the professional experience in Orthopaedics (with month and year of beginning and ending)

    • the field(s) of interest

  • Two recommendation letters, one must be from the current Head of Department

  • A document proving the English level

  • Motivation letter showing the motivation and the reason for wanting to attend this fellowship

  • Current practicing license certificate

  • Recent medical check-up (with lab results screening for HIV, & Hepatitis B and C)


Deadline for applications: 30 May 2024