observership programme

Welcome to the EURETINA Observership Website

EURETINA is delighted to open applications for its 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

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About the Grant

  • Each grant totals €1500 each
  • The duration of the observership is one month to be utilised in 2018
  • 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 OR have finished their residency less than 5 years at time of application.
  • 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. Please note that as part of our new initiative for Young Retina Specialists (YOURS), young ophthalmologists can now avail of free EURETINA membership for three years. To qualify for this initiative applying ophthalmologists must be under 40 years.
  • 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.
Sign Up - Click Here Deadline 30 January 2018

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 2018:
Deadline for applications for 2018

After 30 January 2018:
Formal review of 2018 applications

End Of March 2018:
Successful candidates will be announced