EYES Clinical Observership Programme (C.O.P.)


The EYES Clinical Observership Programme (C.O.P.) allows Early Career Investigators (ECI) from Europe to grow and learn during a short, one-month stay in various European endocrine centres of special interest. Due to different European laws the time spent at the host centre will be defined as an “observership".

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2022

Ten centres across Europe are participating in this programme:

  1. Centre of Special Interest in Diabetic Foot: St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK. Mentor: Vasiliki Bravis, Consultant of Endocrinology and Diabetes/Clinical Lead for the Trust
  2. Centre of Special Interest in Menopause: Aretaeion Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens Greece. Mentor: Irene Lambrinoudaki, Professor of Endocrinology
  3. Centre of Special Interest in Andrology: Papageorgiou Hospital, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Greece. Mentor: Dimitrios G. Goulis, Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology 
  4. Centre of Special Interest in Andrology and sexual medicine, University of Florence, Florence Italy. Mentor: Professor Linda Vignozzi
  5. Centre of Special Interest for pituitary diseases, University HospitalNovara, Italy. Mentor: Professor Flavia Prodam
  6. Centre of Special Interest for Neuroendocrine tumours, University HospitalNaples, Italy. Mentor: Professor Annamaria Colao
  7. Centre of Special Interest in Diabetes, “Gemelli” Hospital, Rome, Italy. Mentor:  Professor Pontecorvi Alfredo
  8. Centre of Special Interest in Neuroendocrinology, Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Clinical Centre of SerbiaSerbia, Belgrade, Mentor: Associate Professor Dragana Miljic
  9. Centre of Special Interest for Neuroendocrine tumours, Erasmus University Medical Centre of RotterdamRotterdam, The Netherlands. Mentor: Dr Richard Feelders
  10. Centre of Special Interest in Clinical Epidemiology and Endocrinology: a guideline-development-observership: – Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands. Mentor: Professor Dr Olaf Dekkers
  11. Centre of Special interest in Adrenal endocrinology, University Hospital Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia. Mentor: Prof. Darko Kaštelan


All applicants must be full paid current ESE members. Applicants are required to be Internal medicine and/or Endocrinologist and/or Diabetologist in training (specialty or subspecialty). Applicants are also required to have published (as one of the authors) at least one paper indexed in Current Contents (CC).

Application Process

The required documents to be submitted on application are:

  • Application form
  • Two preferred centres of interest from the list, field of interest. EYES reserves the right to assign the applicant to the second centre of choice if the first preference is not available.
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a Mentor and the other from the Head of Department
  • CV (one page) and Motivation letter (max 250 words)
  • Signed C.O.P. Terms and Conditions document (link to document)
  • Current ESE membership number

All applications must be submitted by using this form by the closing date stated above.

Terms and conditions

Please contact the EYES O.P. Coordinators for further information.