observership programme

Welcome to the EURETINA Observership Website

EURETINA is delighted to announce a new grant programme to support European Trainees who wish to observe a clinical practice in a hospital or university setting.

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Observership Centres

  • time iconDepartment of Ophthalmology University Vita-Salute, Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milano, Italy
  • time iconDepartment of Ophthalmology at the Inselspital University of Bern, Switzerland
  • time iconDepartment of Ophthalmology University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • time iconVitreoretinal Department The Rotterdam Eye Hospital and Erasmus University, Schiedamsevest 180, 3011 BH, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • time iconUniversity Eye Clinic Hamburg Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg
  • time iconDepartment of Ophthalmology University of Bonn, Ernst-Abbe-Strasse 2, D-53127 Bonn, Germany
  • time iconUniversidad Autónoma de Barcelona Barcelona, Spain
  • time iconDept of Ophthalmology St Thomas Hospital, London, UK
  • time iconDepartment of Ophthalmology Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • time iconSt. Erik Eye Hospital Stockholm,Sweden 
  • time iconInstitut Microcirurgia Ocular IMO, Josep Maria Llado 3, Barcelona 08035, Spain
  • time iconHôpital Lariboisière AP-HP, Université Paris 7 Diderot 2, rue Ambroise Paré FR–75010 Paris
  • time iconJules Gonin Eye Hospital 15, Av. de France, Lausanne, CH-1004, Switzerland
  • time iconEye Department Glostrup Hospital, Nordre Ringvej 57, 2600 Glostrup, Denmark

About the Grant

  • Each grant totals €1500 each
  • The duration of the observership is one month to be utilised in 2017
  • 10 grants will be awarded annually
  • Grants will be awarded based on the application documents and in a competitive process
  • Grant applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges comprising EURETINA Board Members
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Observership Centres Location of Observership centres

Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions of the observership programme:

  • Applicants must be at least in their final year of residency and must be aged 35 years or younger.
  • Applicants must be training in a specialised retinal unit or university hospital.
  • Applicants must be EURETINA members. To become a member please visit EURETINA membership site.
  • Applicants must be in training in a European country.
  • Observerships must be spent at a European hospital or university setting, selected by and arranged by the candidate. (See available centres)
  • Awardees must be responsible for making their own application to a suitable university or hospital centre.
  • Applications will not be considered until all documents have been received.
  • Successful applicants will be asked to provide a short description of their experience at the end of the observership.
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How to Apply

Applications must contain the following information:

  • Letter of intent from applicant
  • Curriculum vitae (one page) including surgical activity, or activity in the field of medical retina.
  • List of publications and teaching activities within the last three years.
  • Letter of support from the present head of department of their institution.
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30 January 2017:
Deadline for applications for 2017

After 30 January 2017:
Formal review of 2017 applications

End Of March 2017:
Successful candidates will be announced