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ESTS Robotic School Fellowship

1 Year Program Including:

E-learning, 2 days intensive bootcamp, Medical Training in Rouen, 2 x 2 days at a European centre, 6 months Fellowship

A comprehensive program to train European Surgeons in Robotic Thoracic Surgery.  One Year Program for 8 Fellows guided by RATS experts
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  • The adoption rate of robotic surgery in the European Thoracic community is approaching a tipping point.  ESTS wants to drive further quality improvement in care in the field of thoracic procedures with a clear society and evidence based driven robotic training curriculum in partnership with industry

  • The aim of this project is to offer a framework for robotic training which will give the opportunity to improve the trainee pathway but also the trainer experience 

  • This framework has the ambition to offer a European comprehensive training pathway from virtual reality to proctorship with the best European Experts

Qualify to Apply for Fellowship:

  • ESTS membership, 40 years or below

  • Pass the e-learning Intuitive curriculum online of robotic platform and have it available upon return

  • Fellow of the European Board of Thoracic Surgeons or National Thoracic Surgery Board Certificate (no trainees)

  • Robot access (2 days per month available)

  • Agree to submit future data to ESTS robotic database

  • Agree to participate in future feedback surveys during training


Application and Deadline:  Applications closed

  • Please send your application and documents to: 
    Sue Hesford, Executive Director, by Saturday 1 October 2022 

Funding for this Fellowship has been provided through a grant from the Intuitive Foundation

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