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EAPCI Online Coaching Programme

A career development opportunity for young interventional cardiologists

The application period is closed.

This 12-month EAPCI online programme aims to promote the personal development of fellows and young interventional cardiologists with practical, research and personal development tips.

This pilot programme is designed for a limited number of participants.

Who can benefit?

Young interventional cardiologists who are EAPCI Members.

What are the objectives?

  • Meet the needs of the young community, by providing the unique opportunity of one-to-one remote coaching.
  • Provide for equal opportunities between countries in terms of access to education and career development in interventional cardiology.
  • Establish collaborative networking between experienced and in-training interventional cardiologists.
  • For female candidates, encourage and support women to pursue career in interventional cardiology.


Candidates must:

  • be an EAPCI Member,
  • have at least one year of experience in interventional cardiology, during (or with completed) specialisation in cardiology,
  • be a citizen or permanent resident of an institutional ESC member country*, AND, at the time of application, be working/training in an institutional ESC member country; and
  • be under 40 years of age on the day of the application deadline.

Not an EAPCI Member yet? Join us now.

*The Belorussian Scientific Society of Cardiology and the Russian Society of Cardiology are temporarily suspended from membership in the ESC. Read ESC Statement.

How does it work?

  • This online coaching programme takes place over 12 months
  • Each mentor is paired to a mentee and together they are expected to develop a research, education and/or quality improvement project, to be carried out over the 12 month cycle. Selected candidates will also participate in networking events organised by the EAPCI.
  • Each month, a two hour online meeting (or two, one hour online meetings) at any time agreed by the participants will focus on professional achievements/challenges and/or updates on research projects. In addition, the mentee can contact the mentor via email, if needed.
  • Mentor and mentee can agree on remote proctoring on selected procedural cases based on bilateral availabilities.
  • This is a voluntary programme for mentors and mentees.

The EAPCI Selection Committee will be responsible for assigning a mentor to the selected candidates. 

How to apply

The application period closed on 5 May 2022.

Online Coaching Programme Winners 2022

  • Gianluca Castaldi (Italy)
  • Sherhii Chaichuk (Ukraine)
  • Afonso Félix-Oliveira (Portugal)
  • Simone Fezzi (Italy)
  • Davorka Lulic (Croatia)
  • Ana Rita Pereira (Portugal)
  • Graziella Pompei (Italy)
  • Benedikt Schrage (Germany)
  • Krishnaraj Sinhji Rathod (UK)
  • Dimitrios Terentes-Printzios (Greece)
  • Sharmaine Thiru (UK)
  • Evelina Toscano (Italy)