University of Cape Town – Otology Fellowship

University of Cape Town – Otology Fellowship

In March of 2022, the first dedicated otologic surgical training fellowship began at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in Cape Town South Africa.


Please reach out to the program contact for more information.

Purpose of Initiative

Otologic medical and surgical care in the developing world is typically identified as a top priority in humanitarian outreach. The growing population in places like Africa presents unique challenges to identify and manage increasing levels of hearing loss and chronic ear disease including cholesteatoma. Dedicated otologic medical and surgical training is a priority to meet the population’s needs. Many humanitarian outreach programs in Africa target otologic needs in country, however otologic training is unfortunately often constrained by a lack of otologic equipment and qualified instructors with limited time to sufficiently train African physicians and their trainees. The Otology fellowship at Groote Schuur Hospital is the first Otology fellowship in Africa and is aimed at training ENT surgeons who will then return to the state service in their home country, allowing them to train other ENT surgeons in their department which hugely impacts the quality of service they are able to provide.

Typical Service Commitment

Typical Service Commitment: 12 months - Clinical Emphasis: - Tympanoplasty - Tympanomastoidectomy (canal wall up and canal wall down) - Stapedectomy/Stapedotomy - Ossicular chain reconstruction - Cochlear implantation - Temporal bone tumors - Temporal bone fractures

Financial Aspects

MedEl sponsored clinical fellowship

Language Skills


Last Updated: 08/08/2023

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