- The applicants must be Early Career Psychiatrists (psychiatrists up to 40 years of age or 5 years after passing the specialist exam) and reside in a country included in the World Health Organisation Europe region(Residents and trainees are not eligible for this programme)
- The applicant should be fluent in English
- The applicant cannot apply for a placement in the country he/she is currently living in
- The applicant must be familiar with the proposed specialty of the department/ institution
- The selected applicant will have to negotiate the terms with his/her own institution to go on leave
There is no application fee to the programme. For successful applicants, EPA is pleased to offer scholarships to help with travel, accommodation and other expenses. The scholarship amounts to 850 EUR per applicant.
How to apply
Applications are made by email. To apply, please send ALL the below documents by e-mail, to email@example.com:
1. Application form – signed and filled out (please click here to download) and all required documents below:
a) Professional CV in English
b) Proof of ID – including birthdate
• As the EPA doesn’t process national identification numbers, please black these out before submitting a copy of a passport/identity card
c) Motivation letter – It should include how your previous or current work and interests fit with the placement(s) you're applying for and how this
observership will help you in terms of your professional development
d) Proof of fluency in the English language – official certificate or statement by your supervisor assessing your English level
e) Copy of your certificate of completion of training - in English
f) Recommendation letter and contact details of your current work supervisor
• The EPA reserves the right to contact your supervisor to check the accuracy of your application
Administrative procedure for selected participants
- The EPA office will send an initial e-mail to introduce the applicant to their supervisor. The selected applicant will have to negotiate dates and details of their observership directly with their supervisor before making any arrangements, within two months after the announcement of selected participants. When an agreement has been reached, the selected applicant should report planned dates of the observership to the EPA Office.
- The selected applicant is encouraged to prepare a presentation about their work, institution and interests to be performed upon arrival at the hosting institution as a way of sharing knowledge.
- The selected applicant is strongly encouraged to also present the experience gained during the programme at their home institution.
- Once the observership is completed, each participant needs to write a final report, fill in an evaluation form and send it to the EPA Office. Once the final report and the evaluation form have been received, the participant will be issued a certificate and the EPA Office will proceed with the payment of the scholarship.
For any questions, please contact Lara Le Noan at firstname.lastname@example.org