Swiss Korean Spine Exchange Program



The Swiss Society of Neurosurgery is proud to announce its fellowship exchange
program in collaboration with the Neurosurgical Spine Society of South Korea.

A travel grant is generously sponsored by Medtronic for the Swiss participants.

The purpose of the program is to improve the quality of education in spine surgery.
Therefore, each year two neurosurgical senior residents will be hosted by a dedicated
spine centre in South Korea. Vice-versa, the Neurosurgical Spine Society of South Korea
will send two residents to Switzerland.

South Korea is known for its very highly developed medical system, combined with
high-tech products and a careful teaching system. The fellowship of 4 to 6 weeks’ duration
will allow the participants to be involved in surgical activities, to learn new approaches to
spine diseases, learn new surgical techniques, and last but not least establish relationships
with a new country. South Korea offers a unique culture characterized by an astonishing,
ancient history and modern lifestyle.

Medtronic will sponsor a travel grant of CHF 5’000.- for one neurosurgical residents in
2023, the exchange taking place in 2024. In exchange, the candidate will be at disposal for a lecture organised by the sponsoring company. Applicants should have a commitment to the neurosurgical aspects
of spine surgery in Switzerland. A minimum of 4 years training in neurosurgery is required.
Participants of the sponsored fellowship will present their experience at the upcoming
annual meeting of our Swiss Society of Neurosurgery.

Key facts
• Fellowship in spine surgery of 4 to 6 weeks’ duration in South Korea
• Travel grant sponsored by Medtronic
• Participants will be hosted in a dedicated South Korean neurosurgical spine centre
• At least 4 years of training in neurosurgery is required for application
• Candidates will be chosen by the board of the Swiss Society of Neurosurgery
• Application letter (shortly describing the motivation) to Pr Dr. Oliver Hausmann IMK

Registration to be opened in May 2023, closing date September 29th, 2023.