Since 2004, Equilae has been welcoming doctors and consultants in trauma and orthopaedics from all around the world to join us as fellows. Thanks to our teaching efforts, we have not only successfully trained many specialists, but have grown our unit thanks to the exchange of professional experience and knowledge. Our network of contacts has expanded, and we’ve established many valuable friendships that continue to grow stronger.
We continuously improve upon and fine-tune our training programme, which has earned us wide recognition as a teaching centre for scientific studies from the AEA (Spanish Association of Arthroscopy), ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy) and ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine).
Since it was established, the programme has continued to improve with the incorporation of a range of educational activities. At present, we have a monthly arthroscopic simulation practice, a semi-annual cadaver lab and two monthly clinical sessions. In addition, our fellows are given the opportunity to participate in important national and international conferences and various scientific events. The team also takes part in additional care activities (3-5 weekly consultations) and surgical activities (we carry out over 600 surgeries a year).
Due to the programme’s high demand from doctors all around the world, we have set a limit on the number of fellows we accept at a time. By doing so, we have created an organised work structure that guarantees an environment conducive to the highest level of learning where our participants can take full advantage of the programme, paving the way for the team’s research and care activities.
Additionally, since 2003, Equilae has been sponsoring one paid fellow to join the programme each year. This role gives the chosen fellow the opportunity to deepen their involvement with and commitment to the team, and to take on tasks of greater responsibility. In other words, the fellow plays a crucial role in the team’s structure.
At Equilae, we understand that sharing knowledge and experience is one of the best ways to grow. To this day, 83 orthopaedic surgeons, hailing from 28 different countries and 5 continents, have taken part in the fellowship programme.
As is often the case, we believe that it’s best for the fellows themselves to share first-hand accounts of their experiences. In the following video, Dr Simone Perelli from Italy recounts his experience as a fellow from July 2017 to June 2018.
The fellowship programme is one of our top priorities, and we are constantly working to improve it. At Equilae our doors are always open.
Thank you to all those who have made it possible.