Candidates eligible for the EGS national glaucoma fellowship are medical doctors actively working in one of the UEMS (and associate) countries who have successfully graduated from a four years residency in ophthalmology and are bona fide specialists in ophthalmology in their country of work. Passing the EBOD specialist exam is not mandatory but will be a strongly recommended prerequisite. Details on the eligibility are listed on the EGS website. Candidates will elect whether to pursue the one-year EGS European Glaucoma Fellowship as a) medical b) medical and surgical c) clinical research.
Requirements for candidates to be eligible for EGS fellowship
- A completed Ophthalmology residency program (minimum 4 years)
- A recognised diploma and title of specialist in Ophthalmology in their own country (UEMS member countries)
- Eligibility to register with the national medical board of the host institution
- Fluent in the national language as well as in English
- For candidates applying to the “clinical fellowship” a minimum of 100 cataract surgeries performed prior to application is required
- An updated CV
- Letter of motivation
- Two letters of reference (at least one from current working institution)
- For the “Clinical fellowship with medical and surgical training”: logbook with numbers and types of surgeries performed prior to the fellowship
Candidates who have completed the EGS Fellowship program are expected to sit the EGS FEBOS exam within the 2 years following the fellowship.
- EBO (European Board of Ophthalmology) or ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology) diploma
- Previous experience(s) focused on clinical glaucoma or research
- An observership (see EGS definition EGS website) in the field of glaucoma in another institution than the usual working place