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EHRA Observational Training Programme

Build your knowledge via two to four weeks of clinical shadowing and education in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology.

The application period is now closed


The EHRA Observational Training Programme (EOTP) provides an opportunity for clinical observation in the field of arrhythmias and cardiac pacing in an ESC regular member country other than your own country. It supports geographical mobility as well as cultural exchange and professional practice in the field of electrophysiology and cardiac pacing.

The goal of this grant is to help electrophysiologists transfer state-of-the-art techniques, strategies, clinical and procedural standards to their home institutions through personal observation of expert electrophysiologists in selected and recognised training centres.

The EOTP addresses physicians with experience in the field of cardiology and basic interventional electrophysiology. The fellow will gain advanced theoretical knowledge in different clinical and interventional settings, including innovative EP/CP techniques.


Eligible applicants for the grant are:

  • Citizens or permanent residents of an ESC member country 
  • Medical graduates who have completed their cardiology training and started electrophysiology training
  • EHRA Members at the time they take the grant and at the time of the application (mandatory)
  • In need of observing specific techniques/procedures
  • Preferably younger than 40 years old
  • Fluent in English or the host institution's national language

Before application, candidates and centres should read the Rules and Regulations carefully.

Application Process

Step 1: Find a participating centre

Check the list of participating centres and select where you would like to go.

Step 2: Fill in the application forms

The individual application forms have four parts:

  • Part A – Applicant's profile (to be filled in by the applicant)
  • Part B – Must be filled in by the head of department or supervisor
  • Part C – Must be filled in by the Referee
  • Part D – Must be filled in by the administrative officer (e.g. Finance Officer, Registrar, Bursar, Secretary, Director) of the proposed host institution/ERTC

Parts B & C & D, once filled in, need to be uploaded in the main online application form (Part A) by the applicant.



  1. The application form has three parts and is in electronic format (Word), and should be completed and submitted electronically (in Word format). Paper applications will not be accepted. PDFs are not accepted. All parts of the application should be returned electronically by the closing date, by the responsible persons who have been requested to complete them, directly to the European Heart Rhythm Association at
  2. Applications will be submitted for consideration exactly as received by the office. Applicants are responsible for submitting all required information and are strongly urged not to submit incomplete forms as they may be rejected.
  3. Applicants are asked to apply to one programme only.
  4. Applications must conform to the accepted layout in the electronic forms and provide the necessary information as requested in the form. Please make a careful selection of your documentation