ESDO Trainee Fellowships 2019

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.

Application is online from October - December 2018

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. 

 



Eligible criteria

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

Applications must include

1. Complete application form including

  • contact information;
  • proposed start date of your trainee fellowship (your fellowship must start and end in the year following the application). The proposed date shall allow sufficient time for you to complete your travel, passport and other formalities.
  • name of preferred host institution: Indicate your top three (3) priorities. A list of current ESDO certified training centres and host institutions to choose from is published on this site.
  • CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM

2. Curriculum Vitae of max. 2 pages (A4), including

  • photo and 
  • max. 5 most relevant peer reviewed publications.

3. Motivation letter (max. 1200 words):

  • brief statement on your area of interest and reasons behind the visit. Please outline what specific experience is sought and how this would fit into your individual career development.

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:

  • the full contact information of the person recommending you; 
  • the confirmation that you are in training with at least 3 years of clinical experience in gastroenterology, medical oncology, digestive surgery or radiation oncology; 
  • details on your work experience.


All application documents (1.-4.) have to be forwarded to the ESDO Office via email to info@esdo.eu. 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 process

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:

  1. Extent and level of education (CV)
  2. Motivation letter
  3. Letter of recommendation; other professional training
  4. Quality of the application
  5. How the acquired information and knowledge will be used in the home institute


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 info@esdo.eu. 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.

General conditions for fellowship grants

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. 

Feedback from ESDO Fellows

  • ESDO fellowship was undoubtedly the best program I have ever been involved and I hope that many colleagues will have a chance in the future to be part of this program (Anes Pasic, Sarajevo)
  • It was a perfect opportunity to participate at plenary lectures and live video sessions of liver surgery (Povilas Ignatavicius, Lithuania)
  • Two very busy weeks, full of knowledge, that improved my skills as a gastroenterologist (Cláudio Martins, Portugal)
  • This fellowship allowed me to see endoscopic ultrasonography that is not available in my native hospital (Nazar Lukavetskyy, Ukraine)
  • I followed and experienced an enormous number of difficult cases and expert solutions to tough situations (Bulent Baran, Turkey)
  • I was able to observe not only modern diagnostic procedures in oncology, but also interventional radiology procedures (Hrachya Manukyan, Armenia)

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!

Fellowship Reports 2018

MUDr. Tomás Šálek 2018 Dr. Grytsenko

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

 

 

Fellowship Reports 2017

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.

 

 

Fellowship Reports 2016

MUDr. Sálek Dr. Vozniuk 2016

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.

Fellowship Reports 2015

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.

Fellowship Reports 2014

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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