Fellowships in Experimental Population based platform to Evaluate and Monitor the Effectiveness of Screening Colonoscopy at Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Poland 2012
Study Subject(s):Experimental Population based platform to Evaluate and Monitor the Effectiveness of Screening Colonoscopy
Scholarship Provider: CMKP
Scholarship can be taken at: Poland
1. Student of medicine (preferably 4th year, alternatively 5th year)
2. Knowledge and experience in the field of gastroenterology and/or oncology
3. High motivation to research
4. High competence of English language. Any proof of competence welcomed
Scholarship Open for International Students: The Scholarship is open for the Students of Poland
Scholarship Description: Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the second leading cause of cancer death in Poland and Europe.1,2 Most CRCs develop from non-malignant precursor lesions called adenomas during long time-interval. This slow development gives an opportunity to intervene with screening tests which may contribute to decreased CRC incidence and mortality by removal of polyps or detect CRC at an early stage. Although colonoscopy is approved by various expert committees as a primary screening tool for the prevention and early detection of CRC for general population, no randomized trials exist to quantify the possible benefit of colonoscopy screening. Three long-term randomized, controlled trials of screening colonoscopy in the general population have recently been initiated but the results will not be available for at least 10 years. Furthermore, the results of these trials may not necessarily be replicated in a public health program. It has been therefore suggested that CRC screening is implemented with experimental design to ensure proper and detailed evaluation of its effects and feasibility as a public health policy.
Objective of the Scholarship: The Polish Colonoscopy Screening Platform (PCSP) is a population based comparative effectiveness study designed to evaluate the performance characteristics and effectiveness of screening colonoscopy as a public health policy. In the early phase of implementation following aims are to be covered:
1. The sensitivity of the screening episode and screening program for the detection of CRC expected to become clinically detectable within 2 years.
2. The incidence of advanced CRC in the screening and control group within two years from the date of randomization.
3. A 30-day mortality rate and 8-day hospitalization rate in the screening and control group.
4. The cost-effectiveness of the screening colonoscopy program.
Number of Awards: 3 Awards
Tenure of Awards: Maximum period of stipend agreement: until June 30th, 2015
Value: Stipend’s amount: 1000 PLN/month
How to Apply: Required documents should be send to Medical Center for Postgraduate Education by Post
Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15 th 2012Required documents should be send to Medical Center for Postgraduate Education.