New endocrinology fellowship exchange program in Europe announced

To facilitate the exchange of trainees specialising in adult Endocrinology within Europe, and to harmonise and improve the training of endocrinologists, the Section/Board of Endocrinology of the UEMS, Novo Nordisk A/S and Novartis have set up a new fellowship program called ‘3E’, the Exchange in Endocrinology Expertise.

The Exchange in Endocrinology Expertise program will support candidates for an assignment in a leading Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism centre in Europe. The exchange will include both clinical practice and research.

Depending on the requirement of each individual project, the exchange may be to six months. Whenever possible, the assignment should include both clinical practice and research. Publication should be sought, and if not relevant a report must be submitted at the end.

The maximum amount of support is EUR 18.000 for six months, or a smaller sum for shorter exchange periods.

Candidates will be selected by a Section/Board of Endocrinology Committee using these selection criteria:

  • Been in the specialty of endocrinology for a minimum of 1 year up to a maximum of 5 years after completion of training
  • Have at least 1 publication in a peer reviewed journal

  • Have a recommendation from their head of the department

  • Have the required language skills for the exchange location

    (The UEMS Committee will evaluate the language requirements of the exchange location on a case-by-case basis; receiving centre language is necessary) 

  • Demonstrate motivation outlined in a specific project proposal (4-5 pages) including the suggestion of the exchange centre and a feasibility letter from that centre

The country of origin, as well as the receiving centre, should be countries represented in the UEMS Section/Board of Endocrinology.

The budget for the fellowship is limited to 18.000 EUR and can be used to cover salary, travel expenses (one return trip) and potential research expenses such as bench fees.


Email your fellowship applications before 31 January 2019 to

Dr Maeve Durkan, MD

President, UEMS Section/Board of Endocrinology

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism


Dept of Endocrinology

The Bon Secours Hospital , Cork

College Road , Cork , Ireland



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