Observership program

Observership program

The Gruppo Otologico offers 20 places for specialist observers (Observership) every year. Given the large number of aspirants it is preferable to receiving your inquiry with 6 months in advance. We follow a non-discriminatory policy and the selection is made solely on merit.



The vacant places are open to all qualified doctors and/or specialists in ENT with a degree in Italian and/or foreign universities. Also those who are about to specialize can participate.



Applications for participation in the selection, drafted with clear layout, should be directed to the Otologico with paper or electronic mail.

The application form must contain:

  • Curriculum Vitae with addresses and contacts of candidate, qualifications, publications and scientific activities, courses, seminars, workshops, certificates of foreign languages ​​, in PDF format


The following documentation is also appreciated (but not mandatory):

  • A Reccommendation letter from the Hospital / University of the candidate

  • A Reccommendation from the ENT association or department or institution of the candidate


The requests to participate must be sent in a mail or e-mail to the Gruppo Otologico administration, Department of Otology ”Gruppo Otologico” in Piacenza – Italy, in Via Morigi 41, 29121.

The exclusion of a candidate if not eligible is final.


Criteria for selection of candidates

Applicants eligible to participate in the selection, will be judged based on their science curriculum, matching the studies to the scientific goals of the Gruppo Otologico, the following criteria:


Weight %




0 to 10

Correspondendence to the GO scientific targets


0 to 10


The candidate's rating is a weighted average of the percentage and voting. The maximum score will be 10.


Examination Committee

The examining committee is chosen among the Gruppo Otologico members.

The commission is expressed solely by the numerical vote according to the above criteria and shall draw up the final list.

The winners are the first in the ranking with a score numerically higher.


Communication of results

The results will be announced via e-mail. If the candidate wants to know his/her vote, it may require administration via paper or electronic mail. In case of renunciation of the winner, a decision to grant the scholarship to the next candidate on the list.


Collaborative relationship

The Observership is awarded through a private contract by the Group Otologico the candidate identified as the winner by the Commission.

The contract does not constitute in any way an employment relationship and does not give rise to rights of access in any business, organization or foundation.


Obligations and duties of the fellow

The holder of the Observership carries out its activities at the Department of Otology "”Gruppo Otologico” in Piacenza – Italy, with headquarters in Via Morigi 41, 29121, in the manner determined by the Otologico Group. The observer will utilize the facilities, equipment and services available in the health facility.

The fellow can not perform any medical treatment or visit but only observe the medical and scientific activities. All data, information, databases, educational and scientific material of which the observer will own during his stay, to be considered confidential.

The Observership holder is obliged to behave properly and decently. Any improper behavior can lead to expulsion.