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The Centre ASSAL proposes fellowships to doctors in training from all over the world.

More information on the Fondation FORTĒ website

Sponsored Fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

The Centre ASSAL offers a long-standing orthopaedic foot fellowship combining the best of academic and private practice settings. The fellow will encounter a high volume practice emphasizing the development of his/her knowledge based on didactic teaching.

The fellowship offers a broad exposure to primary and tertiary care foot and ankle problems. The program is designed for those desiring a one-on-one intense education without the encumbrances of on-call duties, night or weekend responsibilities, or emergency room coverage.

This fellowship has been in continuous operation since 2010 and includes well-recognized foot and ankle specialists who are committed to patient care, education, and research with full support of a highly professional team. Weekly research scientific sessions involve journal clubs, case presentations, state of the art reviews, clinical studies and on-going publications reviews. Nonoperative and operative treatment options are discussed for each patient in a clinic setting which is staffed by pedorthists, orthotists, physical therapists, sports medical and rehab staff.

The heart of the fellowship is a rich  and comprehensive exposure to the leading surgeons who are experts in trauma management, minimally invasive surgical techniques, cutting edge use of arthroscopy and navigated surgery. Forefoot, midfoot, hindfoot, ankle, sports, traumatology, diabetic, rheumatologic, and posttraumatic cases are equally represented.

A well-developed didactic program including lectures, Grand Rounds, foot conferences, anatomy dissection, and paid travel to the annual Academy meeting and SFAS. Fellows are encouraged to perform research, and are introduced to medical group business principles and practices to prepare them for their own practices.


More information on the program below

Program name: Centre ASSAL Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Contact and title: Dre Lisca DRITTENBASS, MD, President Swiss Foot and Ankle Society (SFAS)

Contact's phone: +41 22 702 24 47

Contact's e-mail: lisca.drittenbass@centre-assal.ch

Address: Avenue de Beau-Séjour 6, 1206 Geneva, Switzerland

Hospital / Facility: Hirslanden Clinique la Colline

Contact fax: +41 22 702 24 49

Slots available: 1

Program director: Dre Lisca DRITTENBASS, MD

Faculty: PD Dr Mathieu ASSAL; Past president SFAS  -  Dre Lisca DRITTENBASS, MD; President SFAS;
Dr Victor DUBOIS-FERRIÈRE; Board of directors SFAS

Stipend: CHF 30'000.- for 12 months  -  CHF 15'000.- for 6 months

Benefits: None

Fellowship duration: 6 or 12 months

Start date: April 1st or October 1st

End date: March 31st or September 30th

To be noted ! Residence in Switzerland during the entire fellowship is mandatory (residence in France is not allowed for administrative reasons)


Admissions are closed until September 2027. Thank you for your understanding !