The Swiss-MIS Masterclass in
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

A hands-on experience


We want you to apply for the famed Swiss-MIS 3-week masterclass in laparoscopic hernia repair. A unique opportunity for surgical training and inter-institutional networking. Two fellows will be selected and will rotate in 3 Swiss hospitals. The classes will be hosted by experienced laparoscopic surgeons.

The Swiss-MIS and the participating centers guarantee that the fellow will scrub in at least 4 hernia repairs per center: she/he assists the first one, and operates under assistance the other 3.

Travel and housing expenses are generously reimbursed by our sponsors through the Swiss-Mis for up to CHF 1’500/fellow.

The ideal fellow:

  • is in a training program with career perspectives
  • would like to improve in hernia surgery
  • is interested in exchange and networking
  • has already acquired a basic level in laparoscopy (at least 30 basic laparoscopic surgeries: appendectomies, cholecystectomies etc.)

Applications should be submitted to:

Swiss-MIS Sekretariat
c/o Meister ConCept GmbH
Bahnhofstrasse 55
5001 Aarau
swiss-mis@meister-concept.ch
best before January 31st 2020

with the following documents:

  • motivation letter (state your future goals)- motivation letter (state your future goals)
  • CV (include courses in laparoscopic surgery, publications, conference abstracts)
  • Copy of medical diploma
  • Swiss-MIS membership or application
  • log book – catalogue of operations:
    • specify the number of open and laparoscopic operations performed as primary surgeon or assistant
  •  recommendation letter by the head of surgery where the candidate works, confirming that :
    • the candidate is authorized to leave the clinic for 3 weeks