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ESPRAS Exchange Program (EEP) Mini Fellowships

The ESPRAS Exchange Program (EEP) is being developed to create an international educational network between different institutions in Plastic Surgery and to facilitate student and resident exchange across making applications and connections faster and more feasible for residents and students.

European residents or students (5th and 6th year residents) can apply for short visits to different Plastic Surgery Centres.

A list of currently available European centres and relevant information can be accessed via the drop down menu.

All available facilities are listed and visible on this site. If you would like to engage with this initiative and offer Mini Fellowships/taster visits please submit details of your Institution and any areas of particular subspecialty interest along with the name of the colleague to contact at your institution to

It is anticipated that the duration of the mini-fellowships will range from 2 to 5 days, depending on the individual resident’s/student’s interests and what is available at individual Centres but could be varied upwards by mutual consent. It is hoped that accommodation will be arranged by the unit at minimum cost or free of charge to the individual

ESPRAS will sponsor up to 20 Mini Fellowships per year to the value of €250 for applicants whose national society has currently paid their ESPRAS membership dues. The candidate has to provide evidence of membership of their national society.

An ESPRAS review board composed of members of the Executive Committee (ExCo), will evaluate the requests received, considering curriculum vitae, a list of publications and research performed by the candidate, a list of meetings and workshops attended and previous visits to other departments.

Fellowship Rules

  1. The purpose of the ESPRAS fellowship is to provide the fellow with the opportunity to study the art, science, and skills of plastic surgery from excellent teachers and mentors.
  2. ESPRAS FELLOWSHIP programs are intended for trainees that are in the last year of training or have completed their training within two year of the application in a country that is a member of ESPRAS
  3. The applicant must be a citizen of a country that is a member of ESPRAS and the country must have paid their membership dues.
  4. The fellowship is for up to three months preferably in an EBOPRAS accredited center in Europe.
  5. Each selected fellow will be provided with a stipend of 1000 Euros per month.
  6. The application is made electronically on the ESPRAS webpage and must be received by June of each year.
  7. The application must contain:
    • a letter of support from the head of the applicant’s department
    • a curriculum vitae
    • a list of publications and research performed by the candidate
    • a list of meetings and workshops attended and previous visits to other departments
    • contact details
    • the candidate’s preferred unit where they wish to spend their fellowship
    • It is recommended that the candidate provides one more letter of recommendation from a second registered plastic surgeon
  8. Four fellowships are usually awarded per year of which one is for scientific research in the field of plastic surgery. After completion of a structured and transparent application and review process, the three best qualified candidates will be awarded the fellowship by the Fellowship Committee.
  9. The fellowship program must commence within the calendar year for which it is awarded
  10. The allotted stipend will be given to the fellow in monthly installments. It is dependent on positive feedback from the Head of the Department the fellow is visiting within one month of commencement.
  11. After completion of the fellowship the fellow must provide written feedback describing the course of the fellowship, new things learned, and give suggestions where it could be improved.
  12. The decision of the Fellowship committee is final.

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