For the 6th consecutive year, the European Society of Digestive Oncology will offer Trainee Fellowships during the year 2019, supporting trainees in Digestive Oncology to spend at least 2 weeks at an ESDO certified training centre. The fellowships create the unique chance for young gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, general surgeons (GI focus) and radiation oncologists to expand their experience in the interdisciplinary treatment of GI cancer in an excellent setting with all specialties established (surgery, medical oncology, gastroenterology, pathology, radiology, radiation therapy). The fellowships are competitive and applicants require support from the head of their own department. The fellowship grant amounts to € 1.000 per awardee.
The selection process will start after the application deadline, giving equal chances to all applicants. Notifications will be sent out by the end of January 2019.
Please see the current list of ESDO certified training centres and host institutions
Kindly pay attention to the specific host profiles and requirements described in detail when clicking on the institutions below!
1. Applicants must be ESDO Member (providing their ESDO Member ID) or apply for ESDO membership.
2. Applicants must be specialised in gastroenterology, medical oncology, general surgery or radiation oncology and must dispose of at least 3 years of clinical experience.
3. Applicants must be under the age of 40 years.
4. Applicants preferably come from a European country (for organisational reasons & cost-benefit ratio).
5. Applicants must be proficient in English.
6. The full application must be submitted by the published deadline
7. No later applications will be accepted.
8. Only complete applications, including the following mandatory components will be processed.
9. The fellowship must start and end in the year of its confirmation.
Application details for download: ESDO Fellowship Call Criteria
1. Complete application form including
2. Curriculum Vitae of max. 2 pages (A4), including
3. Motivation letter (max. 1200 words):
4. Letter of recommendation (max. 800 words):
The letter must carry the institute's letterhead, duly signed and dated by the head of your departement. The letter of recommendation must include:
All application documents (1.-4.) have to be forwarded to the ESDO Office via email to email@example.com. All documents / attachments must be sent in PDF, MS Word or MS Excel format although PDF is preferred to ensure proper conversion. The forwarded documents should not be password protected or they may not convert properly. All hand signed documents must be scanned and included in the application.
Selection of applicants follows a two step approach:
A pre-selection of applicants is made by the Members of the ESDO Governing Board on the basis of scientific and expert evaluation of your application. The following criteria will be assessed:
The final selection of the awardees is done via Skype interviews led by the local host.
Notifications will be given by January 31, 2018 at the latest.
For all changes or inquiries to you application, please contact Liz Tanzer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your message must include your full name and your ESDO Member ID.
ESDO will require a structured summary report on the visit within one month after termination. The host must approve this short summary.
The ESDO Trainee Fellowship is a short term educational visit that is for the duration of at least 2 weeks. The grant will be transferred in one single payment to the fellow´s account upon the fellow’s claim at the start of the fellowship. It is not intended to completely cover all travel costs or normal salary levels. Travel, accommodation, costs for visa, passports etc. are in the responsibility of the fellow. The fellowship does not cover medical care, insurance or taxes. ESDO Fellowship Award recipients are not insured by ESDO either for medical expenses or for accidents that may occur during travel to and from the host institute and their place of residence, or during their stay. ESDO is not liable for the actions, activities, health or safety of the fellows.
ESDO is delighted with the excellent performance of our Fellows over the years and sends best wishes for a bright professional career to all of them!
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Sandin Holjan who visited the Rudolph Foundation Hospital in Vienna, Austria in 2018
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Andrei Gavrila who visited the Erasme University Hospital in Brussels, Belgium in 2018
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Stepan Grytsenko who visited the National Cancer Institute in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2018
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Michela Guardascione who visited the Gasthuisberg Hospital in Leuven, Belgium in 2018
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Edvina Pirvu who visited the IMAD & CHU in Nantes, France in 2018
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Daniela Reis who visited the European Hospital Georges Pompidou in Paris, France in 2018
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Aristotelis Kechagias who visited the Rudolph Foundation Hospital in Vienna, Austria in 2017
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Miglena Antalavicheva who visited the University Hospital Valencia & INCLIVA Biomedical Research Institute in Valencia, Spain in 2017.
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Daniel Balaban who visited the Erasme University Hospital in Brussels, Belgium in 2018.
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Tanuj Chawla who visited the University Hospital Knappschaftskrankenhaus in Bochum, Germany in 2017.
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Nazar Omelchuk who visited the European Hospital Georges Pompidou in Paris, France in 2017.
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Dmitriy Shamrai who visited the Rudolph Foundation Hospital in Vienna, Austria in 2016.
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Rita Rodrigues who visited the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 2016.
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Cristina Teixeira who visited the University Hospital in Ulm, Germany in 2016.
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Elma Kapisazovic who visited the University Hospital Knappschaftskrankenhaus in Bochum, Germany in 2016.
Report from ESDO Fellow Dr Valeriy Vozniuk who visited the National Cancer Institute in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2016.
Click here to read the report from ESDO Fellow Dr Anes Pasic from Bosnia and Herzegovina who visited the University Hospital Valencia & INCLIVA Biomedical Research Institute, Valencia, Spain in 2015.
Click here to read the report from ESDO Fellow Dr Povilas Ignatavicius from Lithuania who visited the Rudolph Foundation Hospital in Vienna, Austria in 2015.
Click here to read the report from ESDO Fellow Dr Claudio Martins from Portugal who visited the Hepatogastroenterology Department of University Hospital in Dijon, France in 2015.
Click here to read the report from ESDO Fellow Dr Georgios Kechagias from Greece who visited the European Hospital Georges Pompidou in Paris in 2014.
Click here to read the report from ESDO Fellow Dr Bülent Baran from Turkey who visited the Erasme University Hospital in Brussels in 2014.
Click here to read the report from ESDO Fellow Dr Suzane Ribeiro from Portugal who visited the University Hospital Ulm in Germany in 2014.
Click here to read the report from ESDO Fellow Dr Hrachya Manukyan from Armenia who visited the Rudolf Foundation Hospital in Vienna in 2014.
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