EGPRN Fellowship

What is the EGPRN Fellowship?

The Fellowship is for primary care researchers who are early in their research careers, and who would like to be mentoring during a Skype-based practical course on research skills.

During the course, three EGPRN Fellows from different countries work with an experienced primary care researcher, who acts as both teacher and mentor.

What happens during the Fellowship?

Over six months there is a series of six one-hour Skype seminars: the three EGPRN Fellows plus the mentor. Fellows have a small amount of ‘homework’ to do between the seminars.

During the Fellowship, the Fellows are supported to design a simple research protocol. The teaching and seminars will be based on their needs in relation to that.

Who can apply for the EGPRN Fellowship?

Fellows need to be EGPRN members who have made an oral or a poster presentation at an EGPRN meeting in the last year. Their English language skills need to be good enough to cope with Skype calls. There is no cost to the Fellows.

What happens in the seminars?

Dr Michael Harris, EGPRN Mentor

Month 1 example:

Discussion: introductions and research interests.
Seminar: how to design a research question.
Homework task: design a research question that interests you.

Month 2 example:

Discussion: present and critique the research questions; choose one of the three questions as a joint project.
Seminar: how to do a literature review.
Homework task: do background reading for the research question.

What happens afterwards?

The EGPRN Fellows are expected to present their research protocol at the next EGPRN meeting. After that, they have continuing support from their mentor while they complete their research study.

Scientific Committee

Name and Position Contact
Photo of Ferdinando Petrazzuoli
Ferdinando Petrazzuoli
Centre for Primary Health Care Research, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden, Italy
Photo of Mehmet Ungan
Mehmet Ungan
Ankara University School of Medicine Ibn-I Sina Hospital, Family Medicine, Turkey
Photo of Shlomo Vinker
Shlomo Vinker
Leumit Health Services, Family Meidcine, Israel

Further Information

For further information, please contact Michael Harris using the form below.