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Training Fellowships

Apply now for the ESSO Training Fellowship: the next deadline is 31st October 2017!

The ESSO Education Committee offers trainees in Surgical Oncology the possibility to visit a specialist centre outside of their own country, helping them to expand their experience and learn new techniques.

The aim is to:

  • Allow young surgeons to visit a specialist centre outside of their own country,
  • Help them expand their experience and learn new techniques.

The Education and Training Committee grants two types of fellowships each year:

  • 8 Standard training fellowships (value 2.000 EUR): from 1 to 3 months
  • 1 Major training fellowship (value 10.000 EUR): from 4 to 12 months

The ETC Fellowship reserves the right to split the major fellowship if 2 candidates are judged to be of equal merit.

The following apply to both types of fellowships:  

•    The traineeship period should occur within one year following the deadline for application.
•    The fellowship position must NOT be salaried.
•    The fellowship must take place in a country other than the applicant’s current place of training.

All successful fellows will be expected to write a report about their experience and provide a testimonial and pictures for publication on the ESSO website within 3 months of return from the fellowship.

The successful applicant of the Major Fellowship will further be invited to give an oral presentation at the next ESSO congress.

Who can apply?

•    Applicants must be a specialist, trainee or junior doctor with a declared intention of specialising in a sub-specialty of surgical oncology (breast, upper GI,  hepatobiliary and pancreatic, colorectal, endocrine, head and neck, thoracic, skin cancer and melanoma, gynaecology, urology, sarcoma)
•    Applicants must be ESSO members
•    Applicants must be younger than 40 years of age or be in a training grade
•    Both European and non-European citizens can apply. European applicants may choose to visit European or non-European units, while non-European applicants must choose to visit a European centre
•    Previous Fellowship recipients will be ineligible to apply for a second award

How to apply?

Applications must be submitted online (in English only) and include the following information:
•    A motivation letter describing the applicant’s area of interest, research plan and reasons behind the visit
•    A letter of support from their Head of Department
•    A letter of invitation from the Head of the Department they wish to visit
•    A proposal budget sheet estimating how the funds will be spent

When to apply?

The application process is now open.

Please click here to access the host hospital/institutions/cancer centres registry.

In 2016, the major fellowship (10.000 EUR) was granted to:

Dr. Aurélien Dupré, from Léon Bérard Centre in Lyon (FR), to visit Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool, UK.

The 8 standard fellowships (2.000 EUR each) were granted to:

  • Andreas Brandl, from Charité Berlin (DE), to visit Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke, UK
  • Edgar Furnée, from Diakonessen Hospital in Utrecht (NL) to visit Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital in Australia
  • Alexandros Giakoustidis, from Royal London Hospital (UK), to visit Henri Mondor Hospital in France
  • Helen Mohan, from St. Vincent's University in Dublin, (IR), to visit Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (SE)
  • Mihai-Stefan Muresan from Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuta Oncology Institute in Cluj-Napoca (RO), to visit Guy's Hospital in London (UK)   
  • Roberto Rodríguez Revuelto from Hospital Vall d'Hebrón in Barcelona (SP), to visit Guy's Hospital in London (UK)   
  • Pai Vishwas from Kerudi Cancer Center in Bagalkot, India, to visit Leicester General Hospital in UK  
  • Massimiliano Zuccaro from ULSS15 Ospedale di Cittadela in Padova (IT), to visit Institut Bergonié in Bordeaux (FR)

 

Read here about the experience of previous fellows

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