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Eligibility, admission and fees

Eligibility

The programme is designed for medical doctors (medical oncology, radiation oncology, thoracic surgery, radiology, nuclear medicine, pathology), but it is equally accessible to graduates in natural sciences, who are engaged in the field of oncology, especially in the field of thoracic malignancies.

Medical doctors:
Master degree from an accredited college or university [1] in medicine or an equivalent degree at the level of state examination in medicine and have had at least two years' residency training in a relevant institution.

Natural scientists:
Master Degree from an accredited college or university in a course of studies in natural sciences or an equivalent degree at the level of at least three years of studies or in a course of studies with essentially the same contents [2] at an accredited college or university and at least two years of professional experience in oncology.

The following additional achievements will increase the assessment rate of the application:

• Further professional experience related to the course of studies
• Completion of an additional qualification in oncology (specialist training as a physician or international equivalent, e.g., board certified oncologist)
• Publications, as evidenced by cumulative impact factors greater than 10
• At least one year of relevant oncological experience in a foreign country

Admission

Admission to the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Lung Cancer is by competitive application only and the selection will be based on the eligibility criteria and on the selection procedure.

Applications will be considered if received completed with all required documents and within the deadline. Attendance is limited to 25 participants.

The following documents are to be included in the application:

• Curriculum vitae outlining previous education and professional experience
• Copy of Master degree or equivalent degree in medicine or natural sciences or any other study programme covering the same contents
• The above document should be submitted as a certified English translation
• Copy of transcript of records of the examinations taken during the Master degree programme
• The above document should be submitted as a certified English translation
• If the point above is not applicable, record of all study achievements and examination results obtained in the course of studies until the application deadline
• Employment verification/reference letters accounting for professional experience in oncology
• Personal statement, which explains why you believe you are eligible for this programme and how and why it will further support your intended career
• Supporting documents to verify additional qualifications

The application deadline has passed (15 December 2017).

Attendance

To obtain the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Lung Cancer, a participant has earned at least 14 ECTS credits. Active participation is required.

Insurance

The organisers bear no responsibility for untoward events in relation to the participation in the seminars. Participants are advised to take out their own personal and travel insurance coverage.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee of EUR 5.400 (a discounted fee of EUR 3.000 is implemented and made available to participants from low, lower middle and upper middle income economies as defined by The World Bank) includes:

Access to seminars, modules, materials and exams as foreseen by the Programme
Accommodation, lunches and coffee breaks during the seminars.

The fee does not include:

• Travel
• Dinners

The fee is payable in two deposits representing the 50% of the total fee. The first deposit is payable by 1 March 2018 and the second is payable by mid-July 2018.

Cancellation

Cancellation should be submitted in writing and refund of 50% of the total fee will be processed when cancellation is notified by mid-August 2018.

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[1] e.g. State examination in medicine
[2] Examples of courses of study with essentially the same contents are biology, molecular medicine, biochemistry and pharmacology (state examination)

 

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