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    Name of the WFNS Training Centre:

    Carlos Haya University Hospital Post-Graduate Training Center


    About the Training Center:

    Carlos Haya University Hospital belongs to the Spanish National Health System network, with a referral population area in the south of Spain (Costa del Sol) outnumbering 2,5 million inhabitants. Our 13 staff members (plus residents) cover almost all neurosurgical fields (see below), including also a trauma center with a large number of casualty emergency procedures. Costa del Sol area is also very much appreciated because of nice climate and touristic environment.


    Program Details:

    Miguel A. Arraez, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Carlos Haya University Hospital (Malaga, Spain) offers 3-6 months fellowship period to neurosurgical residents/postgraduates. During this period, food and accomodation will be offered in a shared-double room at the hospital.

    The applicant can also benefit from a variable monthly stipend (Ahmad & Lara Fellowship). During the above-mentioned period, the fellows can be involved as observers in the clinical and surgical activities of the department, and also in the academic, teaching and research projects. After completion of the period, a local certificate and also a WFNS certificate will be issued. The process of selection is carried out by Prof. Miguel Arraez, MD, PhD, Chairman of the WFNS Foundation.


    Fellowship Programs:

    Skull base surgery
    Pituitary surgery
    Neuro-endovascular therapy (Neuro-radiological Division)
    Pediatric Neurosurgery
    Craniofacial-reconstructive surgery
    Pain Clinic



    Required documentation:

    • A copy of the passport or the ID card
    • A copy of the diploma in Medicine or a certificate issued by the Faculty of Medicine.
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a personal photo
    • The letter(s) of recommendation.
    • A motivation letter


    How to Apply:

    The applicant please fill out the Online Application Form. Only the online application will be accepted. At the end of satisfactorily completing the rotation, Certificates are issued by the Centre and WFNS.

    September 2022