ESO-SIOPE Clinical Training Centres - Paediatric Fellowship Programme

ESO and SIOP Europe's joint Fellowship Programme is for young paediatric haematologists and oncologists to advance their clinical experience at renowned centres across Europe. 

The programme supports young and promising paediatric oncologists in their education and career development in cancer care. The training familiarises the trainees with all diseases of paediatric haematology and oncology and instructs them in diagnostics and therapy. The programme gives oncologists of the future the opportunity to spend 3 to 6 months at a Centre of Excellence in Europe. They will grow their knowledge in paediatric haematology and oncology and experience a multi-disciplinary clinical setting specifically designed to address their goals. It is also expected that participants will acquire expertise in all issues dealing with the running of a successful cancer unit, including hospital management issues such as quality control. 

Selected applicants for the ESO – SIOP Europe Clinical Training Centres Fellowship Programme who have successfully passed their 3 to 6 months stay at the host institution are strongly supported in applying for the upcoming 3 to 4 year SIOP Europe Course in Paediatric Haematology and Oncology as a further part of their education in the field.



Trainees can be enrolled at the host institution with a visiting observer status (3 - 6 months) or a visiting practitioner status (6 months only). The enrolment procedure is to be discussed directly with the host institution. However, please be informed that obtaining residency status may take up to 6 months. 

Visiting observership status - Direct contact with patients is not foreseen. The host institution will relate with you regarding enrolment procedure. 

Visiting residency status - The visiting residency status allows you as the trainee to have direct contact with patients. The enrolment procedure for practitioners varies for each Clinical Training Centre.

Depending on the Centre and the knowledge and training level of the applicants, all activities are initially carried out by the trainee in direct supervision, and later in indirect supervision by the area-leading specialist / senior physician. 

Applications for the 2023 programme will close on 7th October 2022.

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