This proforma is intended to provide basic information about a proposed project that may benefit from collaboration across EuroNet member countries.
Name (first name/surname): Guido Maringhini
Organisation: EuroNet MRPH
Country of affiliation: Italy
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone: +39 8577326
Date: 29th March 2013
Details of the Project (proposal)
Title of the project: Perceived need for and monitoring of international internships among european public health residents
Please provide a brief description of your proposed project:
International Internships represent strategic tools in order to implement future medical doctor’s education. Only few studies have assessed the immediate educational and personal benefits of International Internships for residents. Several articles have suggested that junior medical doctors feel a strong desire for an international experience. Although the number of exchanges programs is increasing, there are not detailed data about junior physicians experiences abroad and, above all, there is a lack of objective evaluations of International Internships contribution to their professional growth.
The mission of Euronet MRPH is to promote professional excellence among Medical Residents in Public Health in Europe by exchanging scientific knowledge and training opportunities and organizing common activities to promote and facilitate foreign internships in Europe for medical residents in Public Health. In order to address these tasks is important to have a full understanding of European public health’s residents towards international internships.
To elaborate a standardized, comprehensive questionnaire to use in every country who has joined Euronet MRPH
To identify variability, within and between countries, on the perceived need for residents to undergo an International Internship
To monitor and gather details on previous and current International Internships among European public health residents
To analyze the reasons that stop European public health residents from doing an International Internship
To prepare a final document that could summarize strategies to implement International Internships among European public health residents
Proposed outcomes (scientific paper, presentation, grant application, report etc)
Scientific abstracts and congress presentations.
Report for Euronet and questionnaire for future use
Grant application to be considered by EuroNet
Creation, adaptation and translation of the questionnaire
Completion of questionnaire by each country
Data gathering and analysis of results
Abstract redaction, peer review, proposals for submission to scientific meetings, and grant applications for further development
Total estimated duration: 14-22 weeks
Funding (detail if funding is provided or state ‘no funding’):
Do you have support from any other agencies?
One person per country (national coordinator) to participate in the design of the study, to gather the data and to analyze them
From which countries/cities:
France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, UK and future EuroNet country members
Experience or skills required:
Scientific Data Analysis and Leadership skills
Is travel required?
Please send your project proposal to your country Euronet Committee or to: