Education

WEO Fellowship Program


General information: The aims and objectives of the WEO are to promote endoscopy education and high-quality endoscopy practice worldwide through international cooperation. The WEO fellowship program for endoscopy training is an important WEO endeavor towards this goal

WEO believes collaboration with endoscopy centers in China will help to improve current training opportunities and practice of ERCP to satisfy the great demand for ERCP training possibilities worldwide and engage with an expert network to share experience and best practices in ERCP.

Consolidating ERCP training offerings in high-volume endoscopy centers will improve ERCP outcome and value. WEO is delighted to collaborate with high volume Chinese endoscopy centers to offer training for fully trained endoscopists who wish to be trained in ERCP.

During the program, trainees will be exposed to the full spectrum of basic to advanced ERCP training provided by the endoscopy centers. Please note that each endoscopy center will offer different benefits and module length.

 

APPLICATION FOR THE NEW WEO FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM NOW OPEN

WEO is delighted to collaborate with high volume Chinese endoscopy centers.

Please read the training specifics of each endoscopy center thoroughly in order to indicate your preferred training unit when applying.

Name: The Center of Digestive Endoscopy, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University
City: Wuhan
Province: Hubei
Country: China
Head of Unit: Professor Qiu Zhao

Detailed information about the ERCP training module at Center of Digestive Endoscopy, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University is available here.

Name: Endoscopy Center, Department of Gastroenterology, West China Hospital Sichuan University
City: Chengdu
Province: Sichuan
Country: China
Head of Unit: Professor Bing Hu

Detailed information about the ERCP training module at Endoscopy Center, Department of Gastroenterology, West China Hospital Sichuan University is available here.

Name: Department of Gastroenterology´╝îAffiliated Hangzhou First People&'s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine
City: Hangzhou
Province: Zhejiang
Country: China
Head of Unit: Professor Xiaofeng Zhang

Detailed information about the ERCP training module at Department of Gastroenterology, Affiliated Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine is available here.

Name: Department of Gastroenterology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University
City: Nanchang
Province: Jiangxi
Country: China
Head of Unit: Professor Youxiang Chen

Detailed information about the ERCP training module at Department of Gastroenterology, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University is available here.

Name: Beijing Friendship Hospital
City: Beijing
Province: Beijing
Country: China
Head of Unit: Professor Zhang Shu Tian

Detailed information about the ERCP training module at Beijing Friendship Hospital is available here.


How to apply for WEO Fellowship Program

  • Slots are available at four Chinese endoscopy centers. Please read the training specifics of each endoscopy center thoroughly in order to indicate your preferred training unit when applying.
  • Complete the online application form
  • Attach the required documentation before submitting your application

Requirements

  • Trainees will be registered endoscopists/ gastroenterologist below the age of 45.
  • Trainees will need to be fully trained in basic endoscopy and demonstrate full professional proficiency in English.
  • Only individual members of WEO are eligible to apply for WEO ERCP training program.

Required documentation

  • Completed application form (WEO Individual Membership ID required)
  • Certification that the applicant is qualified in GI endoscopy
  • Letter of recommendation from current employer (head of unit) including experience of the candidate and description of facilities
  • A complete curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of motivation (max. 150 words)

Learning objectives

  • To understand the importance of communication, patient information and consent
  • To be aware of the indications and contraindications for ERCP
  • To understand the basic skills involved in ERCP
  • To understand the different categories of ERCP
  • To be aware of the complications of ERCP

Time line

  • Application now open
  • Application deadline: January 7, 2020
  • Announcement of successful candidates: January 20, 2020
Deadline for application of the first WEO Fellowship Program is January 7, 2020.