About the fellowship programme
For many years, resident plastic surgeons have come to Akademikliniken to take part of the clinic’s vast knowledge and experience in plastic surgery. Due to excellent feedback received from former residents as well as the great interest shown from around the world, we have developed the Akademikliniken Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Programme.
What we offer you
- Fellowship programmes of 3, 6 or 12 months
- Scrub in and assist senior surgeons in different types of operations
- Follow senior surgeon consultations with patients
- Assist to non-surgical treatments
- Take active part in research studies and scientific papers
- A Certificate of fulfilled Fellowship programme, valid for documentation of accommodated knowledge and experience
What we require from you
- Resident or a specialist in plastic surgery in your home country
- A written application including CV and a personal letter with motivation
- A letter of recommendation
- Availability to come for a one-week visit/interview at Akademikliniken in Stockholm, for final selection among applicants
This is Akademikliniken
Akademikliniken is one of the largest private plastic surgery clinics in Europe and the leading provider of plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments in the Nordic countries. Out clinics perform more than 50 000 procedures annually. A wide range of surgical procedures are offered, both aesthetic and reconstructive, including advanced micro surgical procedures such as facial paralysis and breast reconstruction.
Akademikliniken also holds a leadership in research and studies in the aesthetic surgical field. The total volume of operations and our long experience in the aesthetic field attracts a large number of professional visitors each year and on a regular basis, we host training sessions in partnership with leading med tech and pharmaceutical companies in the business. In June each year, Akademikliniken together with Per Hedén host the Beauty through Science congress in Stockholm – an opportunity for aesthetic specialists from all over the world to meet and exchange experiences as well as network.
For more information and applications, please contact Dr Paolo Montemurro who is in charge of the fellowship programme at Akademikliniken – firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the company website ak.se/English.
Nina Suvorov, Slovenia“I was a fellow in AK for 3 months. From my career standpoint that was one of the best decisions I ever made. The volume and diversity of surgeries, well established techniques, patient handling – preoperatively, from arriving to the Operative room, getting anesthesia and all the way throughout the surgery to postoperative recovery – was extremely educational for me. In addition, seeing how to deal with complications when they happen and how skillfully the staff best approached and controlled them, was tremendous experience I could not have acquired anywhere else. Simply put ….there is just no place like AK; where a visiting surgeon can get all that knowledge and skill in relatively short time; be part of the team – not just as an observer but as participating, scrubbed surgeon – is an experience that should last for life . AK has a great team of world renowned and leading plastic surgeons that share with every visitor all their knowledge and experience on daily basis and in exceptional and friendly manner. I would highly recommend this fellowship to anybody that may need just a little initiative or reassurance in starting the solo career in aesthetic surgery.”
Stefano Avvedimento, Italy“I am a Plastic surgeon from Italy and after my specialization I worked abroad in different settings. In 2014 I joined the Akademiklinken trough the 1 year fellowship programme. Here I had the opportunity to learn from the leading experts in the field and to be involved in research activities and clinical sessions. The huge amount of surgical cases that I have been exposed too along with the friendly environment make the Akademiklinken fellowship a unique experience and one of the best in the world. I am very thankful not only to the senior surgeons for their friendly mentorship, but also to all the staff that looked after me and made me fell at home.”
Champas Georgios, Greece“Akademikliniken‘s Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship is a very well organized and structured programme suitable for every Plastic Surgeon who wants to improve his surgical skills, expand his armamentarium in various aspects of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and learn about innovative procedures of his specialty. The senior surgeons and teaching faculty is one of the best in the world, they are the mentors you have been looking for. Working personnel treats everyone with respect and politeness. Colleagues and fellow doctors work together as a team.There are of course long working hours but you will participate in a huge number of surgeries of every aspect of Plastic Surgery for the face and body, beyond the textbooks.Akademikliniken’s famous “Breast Augmentation with implants” surgery is one of them.Akademikliniken’s environment is ideal for newcomers and for those who want to experience an original taste of Swedish culture, not to forget that living in Stockholm for a few months is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss.Being one of the “Ak fellows” boosted my career in the private sector and i strongly recommend this Fellowship Programme for every Plastic Surgeon.”