AO CMF Fellowships

Discover the unique opportunity to advance in your training and deepen your expertise

The AO CMF Fellowship Program provides a gateway to the worldwide AO CMF network and fosters cross-pollination and networking opportunities across AO CMF's global community.

The training carried out under the guidance of AO experts covers the entire scope of craniomaxillofacial surgical procedures performed around the world.

We support between 75–85 fellowships yearly.

The program is available in 4–8 weeks increments and takes place at designated hospitals worldwide (see list of all fellowship centers below).

AO CMF Fellowship program

The call for applications for the 2023 AO CMF fellowships is now open.

The application deadline is August 31, 2022, 17:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST).


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and remaining restrictions, some fellowship host centers listed may remain closed also in 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact

Interested in applying for a fellowship?



  • Graduation from a training program in one of the craniomaxillofacial (CMF) specialties
  • Previous participation in at least one certified AO CMF educational activity
  • AO CMF membership 

Documents to be submitted:

  • Passport copy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of medical and/or dental school(s) diploma(s)
  • Copy of AO CMF educational activities certificate
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One letter of intent
  • Proof of English language proficiency minimum level Cambridge B2 (Toefl or equivalent also accepted)

Only complete applications will be considered.

"It's not just a fellowship. It's a life experience!"

Dr. Varun Menon P, Fellowship at University Hospital Basel in 2017

Interested in becoming a host center? Please contact us:


Phone: +41 44 200 24 20

Fax: +41 44 200 24 21