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Advanced breast cancer surgery fellowship

Applications closed.

The European School of Oncology and the St Vincent’s University Hospital are pleased to announce a new opportunity: applications for a 1-year fellowship for training in breast surgery at St Vincent’s University Hospital, in Dublin, Ireland are open!


Become an integrated member of the breast cancer surgical team at St Vincent’s Hospital that treats over 800 new breast cancer cases per year. You will be involved in full complement of care for these patients, including primary breast reconstruction, genetic testing where indicated and other specialist services.
Attend weekly ward rounds, multidisciplinary meetings, conferences, research meetings.
Attend outpatients clinics.
Attend at local/regional/national cancer meetings taking place during the period visit of the candidate.


The trainee will be enrolled at St Vincent’s University Hospital with residency status and therefore registration at the Irish Medical Council must be obtained - https://www.medicalcouncil.ie/ . Please review your eligibility for doing this before applying. Please be informed that obtaining residency status may take up to 6 months.


Only physicians who meet the following criteria are eligible for the Fellowship:

  • Doctors who are at their end of specialization in breast surgery (last year of specialization)
  • Doctors from the following areas: Europe, Mediterranean countries and Latin America

1 year


ESO and the St. Vincents’ University Hospital will guarantee a grant of:

EUR 4.000 gross per month

Costs related to Medical Council’s Registration is to be covered by the trainee.
Accommodation is not provided and is to be arranged by the trainee.


Please ensure you read these instructions carefully before your start the online application process.

In order to apply for the fellowship, you are required to complete the online application (please follow the steps below) and provide the documents listed below. You will need to prepare these documents in advance to upload during the online application.

All documents should be in English or have an English translation if necessary. Required documents:

  • letter of request : The letter must include the aims and goals of the training period, the plans for development after the training period and the preferred training period.
  • Curriculum vitae with list of publications
  • Proof of specialist training in oncology or letter from hospital stating when you finish your specialization in Breast surgery, (original version and please include English translation if necessary)
  • Copy of original medical school diploma with English translation if necessary
  • letter of support from your current head of department giving you leave from the institution upon acceptance

A pre-selection will be made by ESO on a competitive basis from the submitted applications.
The host institute (St Vincents’ University Hospital) will then receive application documents from the pre-selected candidates and will decide whether or not to proceed with an interview.
Candidates will be informed whether they have been successful by ESO after all the interviews have been held.


ESO bears no responsibility for untoward events in relation to the training programme.
Trainees are advised to take out their own personal, travel and professional insurance coverage.

It will be the responsibility of the trainee to pay any taxes that may be required by the home or host country.

Selected fellows will need to comply with existing Covid-19 regulations in the host country and Centre at the time of the arrival.


For further information, please contact Alice Ciocchini at aciocchini@eso.net