Overview of ESMO career development opportunities for young oncologists (for updated information, please refer to
Optimal age and experience
Room and board included
Travel grant available
Proof of status
ESMO Translational Research, Clinical Research, Palliative Care, European integration and Georges Mathe translational research fellowships
Application form, photograph, description of research project proposal+ timeline, motivation letter, including project goals, acceptance letter from mentor at host facility and recommendation letter from the applicant's department head
Young oncologists under the age of 40
ESMO ESO Masterclass
CV, letter of motivation for attending and letter of recommendation and a presentation case
30-40 and 2-3 years of oncology
ESMO Academy+ ‡
English (currently) and other languages currently in consideration
Oncologists nearing end of training
September/October during ESMO Congress
The ESMO ESO course on medical oncology for medical students
CV, letter of motivation for attending and letter of recommendation
Fourth-year and fifth-year medical students
The ESMO Preceptorships
Online application, CV and PPT presentation
Experience in medical oncology
All activities except the ESMO membership, Masterclasses and Examination are exclusive for ESMO members.
*Junior member price.
†Reduced price only if registered to take the ESMO Examination that year.
‡Early registration price.
CV, curriculum vitae; ESMO, European Society for Medical Oncology; ESO, European School of Oncology; NA, not available; PPT, PowerPoint Presentation.
ESMO's investment in the future
Total amount of fellowships
Types of fellowships awarded
432 ESMO fellowships since 1989
From 63 countries
Hosted in about 95 institutes
Total investment: over 7 million euros
Six fellowship programmes now available:
133 research fellowships
71 ESMO research (1989-2008)
50 translational research fellowships
12 clinical research fellowships
242 unit visits
176 translational research unit visits fellowships
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Career opportunities and benefits for young oncologists in the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO).
Accessed April 25, 2017.https://doi.org/10.1136/esmoopen-2016-000107.