Information for Trainees
Full information and details can be found in the UEMS2020/09 European Training Requirements for Neuroendocrine Neoplasia Medicine (available in this link). A summary of the main information is provided here.
Am I eligible to apply for this training programme?
Applicants are required the meet the following criteria in order to be consider eligible candidates for the training:
- Medical Profession; doctor who has completed their general professional training
- Fellowship or equivalent in competency. The candidates should all have a qualification, e.g. Board in Gastroenterology in their specialty prior to entering the program (Specialist in NEN Medicine).
- ENETS membership in good standing
What to expect during the training?
The duration and curriculum of training in NEN is aiming to enable the trainee to become a fully independent specialist in NEN. During the course of the training program classical methodologies will be applied. These include but are not limited to: lectures, seminars, bed side teaching, case reports, case scenario discussions, journal clubs, e-learning, webinars, computer assisted, self-instruction modules, problem-based learning, team-based learning, simulation etc.
The applicant will be required to meet the following minimum achievements in order to be eligible for the examination process:
- Minimum of 2 years of continuous clinical work in NEN care after fellowship in ENETS Centers of Excellence or equivalent institution (see XX section for eligible institutions)
- Completion of adequate competencies and clinical training for their individual specialty (specific details for each specialty are provided in the UEMS2020/09 European Training Requirements for Neuroendocrine Neoplasia Medicine (available in this link; “syllabus” section)
- Regular active participation in dedicated NEN tumour boards (minimum number of 100; as to be proven in logbook)
- Active involvement in design and conduction of therapeutic pathways according to individual needs (minimum number of 100; as to be proven in logbook)
- Completed logbook as proof of adequate clinical training. Logbook to be completed in order to show competencies obtained as per guidelines provided in UEMS2020/09 European Training Requirements for Neuroendocrine Neoplasia Medicine (available in this link; “competencies required for the trainee” section).
Following the training, will I be eligible to apply for the examination?
Following the training, the minimum following criteria are required to be met in order to apply for examination are as follows:
- ENETS member in good standing
- Recommendation by trainer
- Completed and signed logbook
- Participation in one postgraduate course per year (@ENETS congress)
- Attendance at national NEN symposium / registry meeting
- Participation or organization of at least one educational event for NEN patients or awareness campaign
- Successful attendance at ENETS-E-Learning platform
- Minimum of 3 (co-)authorships in peer-reviewed publications in the field of NEN disease during the last 5 years
- Minimum of 2 oral or poster presentations on NEN disease at national or international symposia/congresses.
How to apply
The application process takes place through ENETS website. You will need to have an ENETS account (https://my.enets.org/) to log in to your account and start the application process.
Link to application page is available in this link.
Applications open on the XX and close on the XX. Applicants will be informed of the status of their application and if they selected center has been approved or not by the XX.
Which training institutions could I be involved with?
A training institution must be accredited with competent National Medical Boards, in agreement with UEMS and ENETS standards, and should possess an adequate infrastructure and offer qualitative and quantitative clinical exposure. They are also required to have an internal system of medical audit or quality assurance, with written general guidelines on patient care associated activities. Optimally, they should be member(s) of one or more European Reference Networks (ERNs) and accredited as ENETS Centers of Excellence (CoE).
Therefore, eligible training institutions will be:
- Institutions that have already been accredited as ENETS Centers of Excellence (CoE), or
- Equivalent institutions able to meet the training requirements with expertise and infrastructure comparable with ENETS Centers of Excellence (CoE) must be approved by ENETS in order to be able to participate in the NEN specialist training programme.