“European School for TRaining in Orthopaedics (ESTRO)” is an European Union project which is approved and granted by European Commission in the form of an ERASMUS+ strategic partnership project, in the field of higher education, training and youth programme. In addition, ESTRO received the offical support of UEMS-EBOT.
In line with the 2011 EU Modernisation Agenda’s priority areas, the goal of this project is to contribute to the enhancement of the quality and outcomes of education and training in Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Europe. By the close relations and contribution with UEMS-EBOT section, ESTRO will work to set up a common EU framework of reference in terms of methodology and contents for the Orthopaedic and Traumatology training and designing a mobility scheme for trainees and young residents in orthopaedics and traumatology to move between different EU institutions/departments for the purposes of placement. Furthermore, in terms of harmonization and standartization of the quality of education in Europe and preperation for EBOT and national board exams; combined intensive courses and virtual learning platforms with meetings, symposia and workshops are also planned.
Five leading universities with high respect in the field of education are included in the project; Hacettepe University (Turkey), University of Bologna (Italy), Danube University Krems (Austria), Yildirim Beyazit University (Turkey) and Claude Bernard University of Lyon (France).
ESTRO project consists of 5 modules for the education: (a) Basic science, (b) Upper limb, (c) Lower limb, (d) Pediatric Orthopaedics and Spine, (e) Orthopaedics Oncology. Each partner university will organize a course for one of the modules. A crediting system will be applied for the participation to the educational activities. All participants will gain credits according to their participation of the educational activities (courses, workshops, webinars, e-learning lectures etc..) of ESTRO or ESTRO supported activities. At the end of one year, the participant with enough credits will be eligable to apply to the fellowship mobility program.
Therefore, we take ESTRO as all young orthopaedics and trauma surgeons’ project. We believe that ESTRO will grow up by your support and participation.
To the best of our knowledge, ESTRO is the first project which houses the Scientific as well as the Cultural expectations of young doctors in Europe.
So we say:
LET’S SHARE SCIENCE, LET’S SHARE CULTURE, LET’S ESTRO!