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Certificate of Competence in Lymphoma - sixth cohort (CCL6)

26.01.2023  -  23.05.2024

APPLICATIONS OPEN

CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE

Overview

Collaborating university: Ulm University

The Certificate of Competence in Lymphoma (CCL) was launched in 2013 and is the first competence programme to focus on the improvement of both the clinical and the scientific capability of oncologists, ensuring better-quality management of lymphoma patients.

This programme, which is offered on a part-time basis over 14 months, is divided into three attendance seminars and four online modules.

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will obtain an academic certificate issued by the European School of Oncology and Ulm University assigning 14 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Points (ECTS), equalling a work load of 405 hours and a diploma supplement by Ulm University.

 

      

Curriculum

Programme

Block 1 - 26.01.2023 / 29.01.2023 - Bellinzona, Switzerland

CCL6: Seminar 1 + LyFE

Block 2 - 13.06.2023 / 17.06.2023 -

CCL6: Seminar 2 + ICML

Block 3 - 19.05.2024 / 23.05.2024 - Ulm, Germany

CCL6: Seminar 3

Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  15 SEPTEMBER 2022

The following documents are required with your application:

  • Application supplement (template available HERE)
  • Curriculum vitae outlining previous education and professional experience
  • Copy of bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in medicine or natural sciences or any other study programme covering the same contents in the original language and a certified English translation
  • Copy of transcript of records of the examinations taken during the bachelor’s degree programme in the original language and 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
  • Proof of loss of right to take examinations or final failure in examinations in the respective programme, if applicable
  • 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

Before you start completing the online application form, please be sure you have all the requested files as outlined above ready to be uploaded to the system. Online applications will not be complete unless all the files are uploaded.

Admission and Elegibility

Admission to the Certificate of Competence in Lymphoma programme will be 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 with the application:

  • Curriculum vitae outlining previous education and professional experience
  • Copy of bachelor’s 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 bachelor’s 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
  • Proof of loss of right to take examinations or final failure in examinations in the respective programme, if applicable
  • 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 selection will be based on completed application documents and on the eligibility criteria.

Decisions on admissions are made by the appointed Programme Chair.

Attendance

To obtain the Certificate of Competence in Lymphoma, it will be compulsory that participants will attend all seminars and modules according to the provided time-line.

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.

Elegibility

The programme is designed for oncologists and haematologists (medical oncology, haematology, internal medicine, radiation oncology, pathology), but it is equally accessible to graduates in natural sciences, who are engaged in the field of oncology, especially in the field of lymphoma.

  1. Oncologists:
    1. Degree from a college or university[1] in a medical course of studies or an equivalent degree at the level of at least four years of studies (e.g. state examination in medicine) and
    2. at least two years of clinical experience in one of the following disciplines:
      • Medical Oncology
      • Haematology
      • Internal Medicine
      • Radiation Oncology
      • Pathology

 

  1. Natural scientists:
    1. Degree from a college or university[2] 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 [3] at a college or university and
    2. at least two years of professional experience in oncology.

 

  1. 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 haematologist/oncologist)
  • Publications, as evidenced by cumulative impact factors greater than 10
  • At least one year of relevant oncological experience in a foreign country

 

It will not be possible to be enrolled in the programme if the applicant has lost the right to be examined at a German or foreign college or university in the master's course of studies in advanced oncology or other course of studies with essentially the same contents or is currently enrolled in an examination procedure in one of these courses of study.

 

[1] e.g. State examination in medicine

[2] At least a bachelor’s degree

[3] Examples of courses of study with essentially the same contents are biology, molecular medicine, biochemistry and pharmacology (state examination)

Tuition

The tuition fee is 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

 

The tuition fee includes:

  • Access to the modules via a dedicated online learning platform
  • Access to seminars foreseen by the programme, including registration and accommodation
  • Access to all exams required by the programme
  • The administrative fee for the enrolment at Ulm University (EUR 102 per semester according to the Statutes on Tuition Fees LHGebG of 19/11/2009)

 

The fee is payable in two deposits of EUR 2.700/EUR 1.500.

Cancellation

Cancellation should be submitted in writing and refund of the first deposit payment will be processed when cancellation is notified by 30 May 2023.

Information

Application & programme time-line

  • Application deadline: 15 September 2022
  • Notification of admission to applicant by 12 December 2022
  • Participants‘ settlement first deposit on admission fees by participants by 15 January 2023
  • Seminar 1: 26 - 29 January, 2023, Bellinzona, Switzerland (LyFE)
  • Participants‘ settlement second deposit on admission fees by participants by 31 May 2023
  • Seminar 2: 13-17 June, 2023, Lugano, Switzerland (ICML)
  • Seminar 3 and programme conclusion: May 2024, Ulm, Germany

 For further information please contact sortelli@eso.net