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Application for Training Centres
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Application Process

  • New teaching centres will either be directly contacted by the EGS or may apply via the EGS website (www.eugs.org).
  • Those new teaching centres that fulfil all mandatory requirements as stated above will be considered by the EGS for accreditation.
  • After evaluation of the application form and an onsite inspection if deemed necessary, the EGS successful candidate centres will be accredited.
  • Where deemed useful the EGS will suggest to any centre how to improve/change features with the goal to reach EGS standards.
  • Once the accreditation is decided, EGS will engage the administrative and financial agreement with the centre‚Äôs authority.
  • Any decision by the EGS will be final and not subject to appeal.


Timeline

  • The EGS will contact the teaching centre with the final decision no more than 90 days after receipt of a complete application form.
  • The Fellowship programme starts on September 1st of each year
  • Candidate and teaching centre receive the final decision latest May 15th


How to apply?

To apply for accreditation for your centre as an EGS Accredited Training Centre, please fill in and send the following form (all the fields are mandatory):

Centre name:


Centre address:


Surname of main fellowship programme director:


Name of main fellowship programme director:


E-mail address of main fellowship programme director:


Surname of second fellowship programme director:


Name of second fellowship programme director:


E-mail address of second fellowship programme director:



Accepted formats: DOC, DOCX or PDF, maximum file size 1Mb
Curriculum vitae of the of main fellowship programme director (link to the structured CV):
List of publications and teaching activities of the last 5 years:
Letter of intent:
Letter of support from the present head of department (if applicable):
Letter of support from the present director of the hospital (if applicable):
Photograph of main fellowship programme Director (jpg format only):
Photograph of second fellowship programme Director (jpg format only):



List of mandatory (M) or recommended (R) items for training support

The following listed items are requested either as mandatory (M) or recommended (R) in order to fulfil the requested EGS standards.

Please respond with Yes or No when applicable or provide detailed responses to each question.

The training centre can provide with the following necessary training support to comply with the EGS definition of (all potentially applicable):

To know more about each type of Fellowship please see the EGS Definition paper.

Clinical fellowship (medical and surgical)
       

Clinical medical fellowship (only medical, including laser treatment)
       

Clinical research fellowship
       

Basic research fellowship (laboratory based research)
       


Institution

University hospital or associated to an academic institution
       

Officially acknowledged by the national authority for training in ophthalmology
       

Number of senior staff

Number of residents

Number of patients in the outpatient clinic per week

Number of all eye surgeries per week (with detailed list of subspecialties)


Glaucoma department/unit


Number of senior glaucoma specialists

Number of full time (potential) supervisors-trainers for the fellowship programme

Number of part time supervisors-trainers for the fellowship programme

Number of medical and paramedical staff trained in the field of glaucoma

Access to administrative staff able to assist the trainee in all administrative tasks
       

Number of glaucoma patients per week seen in the outpatient clinic

Number of laser treatments per week (LPI, SLT, other)

Number of glaucoma surgeries per week (detailed types of surgery)


Main fellowship programme director


Expertise in glaucoma:

- Years devoted mainly to the care of glaucoma patients

- National and international acknowledgement in the field of glaucoma
       

- Experience in teaching and training
       

- Research activities in the field of glaucoma
       

- Surgical activities in the field of glaucoma and cataract
       


Equipment (Mandatory = M or recommended = R) within the department for the glaucoma fellowship

1) Modern equipment allowing full training in glaucoma and based on the EGS syllabus and logbook

Intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement devices:
  • Goldmann applanation tonometry M
           
  • Dynamic contour tonometry (Pascal) R
           
  • Air-puff M
           
  • Ocular Response Analyser R
           
  • Tono-pen R
           
  • Rebound tonometry (i-Care) R
           
Pachymetry
       

Gonioscopy
  • Indirect gonioscopy (Goldmann 3-2-1 mirror lenses) M
           
  • Direct gonioscopy (Koeppe lens, Swan Jacob etc.) R
           
  • Dynamic gonioscopy (Zeiss, Posner, Sussmann lens) M
           
Fundoscopy
Devices for testing visual function
  • Standard automated perimetry (SAP): M
    Humphrey
           

    Octopus
           
  • Microperimetry R
           
  • Electrophysiology R
           
Imaging
Anterior segment imaging M
  • Anterior segment OCT
           
  • UBM
           
Posterior segment
  • Retinography: assessment of disc and RNFL M
           
  • OCT, OCT-angiography M
           
Access to other tests relevant to patient pathology and presentation
  • Blood tests M
           
  • 24-hour blood pressure monitoring M
           
  • Central nervous system imaging M
           

2) Modern equipment allowing laser and surgical therapy for glaucoma

  • Argon and/or SLT M
           
  • Nd: YAG M
           
Available instruments/devices for the following surgical procedures
  • Cataract surgery M
           
  • Trabeculectomy M
           
  • Aqueous shunts (non-valved and valved) M
           
  • Non-penetrating procedures (canaloplasty, deep sclerectomy) R
           
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) R
           
  • Cyclodestruction/modulation procedures R
           
  • Combined cataract-glaucoma procedures R
           
  • For children
    • Examination under general anaesthesia M
             
    • Trabeculotomy R
             
    • Goniotomy R
             

3) Wet lab facilities or surgical simulator for surgical training R
       

Medical library
Access to a medical library or free access to electronical ophthalmological literature focused on glaucoma M
       

Clinical research facilities
Structured clinical research unit for glaucoma
       

Particular expertise in the following glaucoma sub-field
Field of current research projects

Dedicated supervisor (s) for clinical research
       

- Percentage of time dedicated to this commitment?
       

Will the fellow be integrated in a current research project?
       

Will the fellow start a new project?
       

Will the fellow have easy access to:
- Staff for issues linked to research (secretaries, technicians)
       

- Statisticians
       

- Ethics committee
       

Adapted working commodities and conditions for the research fellow:
- Working space, digital library, computer, access to data base if appropriate
       

- Easy access to patients involved in the study projects
       

- Others

Basic research facilities

Structured basic research unit
       

Particular expertise in the following glaucoma sub-field
Field of current research projects
Dedicated supervisor for basic research
       

- Percentage of time dedicated to this commitment?
Will the fellow be integrated in a current research project
       

Will the fellow start a new project?
       

Will the fellow have easy access to:
- Staff for issues linked to research (secretaries, technician, laboratory help)
       

- Professional statisticians
       

Adapted working commodities and conditions for the research fellow:
- Independent office, with PC and access to data base, digital library
       



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Best wishes,
Dr. Gordana Sunaric-Megevand
Geneva, Switzerland



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