General Overview

General Overview

Our training programs provides observers from around the world the opportunity to expand their knowledge and deepen their expertise by coming through clinical and research areas in compliance with rules and regulations. Participants will be able to observe operative experience and our busy outpatient clinic is an integral component of the program, providing preoperative evaluation and postoperative care of many of the patients.

Observers must be proficient in spoken and written English. All aspects of education and patient care are conducted in English. Individuals who arrive without adequate English skills may be encouraged to terminate their observership prematurely.

Individuals must assume all costs for transportation, room, board, and incidental expenses.  Our Staff can assist observers in locating housing once the dates of the observership have been finalized.  If it is determined that the individual's level of funding is insufficient, the request for an observership will be denied. 

Individuals must obtain their own visas and are responsible for all required documentation for entry into Turkey. Our Staff can assist accepted observers in this process.

Observerships are limited to one to two at a time. Applications must be received at least three to six months prior to an anticipated visit. Applications may be denied if someone else has already signed up for an overlapping period or if the desired observership period overlaps with major scientific meetings.

How can observers apply? 

Observers either need to send an email request to or complete the online application form below. The request should include the following:

  • Primary goals and objectives for the observership 
  • Requested dates of observership
  • Requested department of observership
  • Completed curriculum vitae (in English)
  • Copy of medical school diploma(Student certificate for Medical students) 
  • Letter from medical supervisor at the observer’s home institution attesting to the applicant’s credentials and the value expected from the observer’s visit 
  • Statement of funding – how the costs associated with the observership will be funded

Applicants will receive a response via email letting them know if their request can be considered and what addition information, if any, is needed. At this time we will let the observer know the program fee.  This fee is is set by the length of stay requested. The program fee does not cover the cost of the observers VISA, housing, etc during their time here, it is strictly a fee to participate in the program. Once all necessary documentation is in place, a formal acceptance notice will be given. Information on how to pay these fees will be provided to the observer at appropriate times in the application process.  

On completion of the observership, participants will receive a certificate of attendance signed by the Medical Director of the chosen institution.