Interview Questions & Replies:
Thank you for hosting applicants of the EAN Clinical Fellowship. How would you evaluate this EAN educational opportunity?
The EAN Clinical Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for young neurologists and trainees, to focus on a specific clinical field, and learn / share experience with centres specialised in that field. It is also rewarding for us to meet young, enthusiastic fellows. Often they contribute to ongoing projects and they become co-authors of papers we publish afterwards.
From among the long list of possible candidates you chose Dr. Adriana Arbune Anca (Romania) and Dr. Danielle Wasserman Berkowitz (Israel) who worked under your supervision. What has been the tipping factor for your choice?
Actually the common denominator for these two candidates is, that I have previously met them at teaching courses, and I was impressed at their level of knowledge and outstanding motivation for our sub-speciality.
The resident of your choice had specific objectives and gains in mind for the training period in your department. Do you retain these were met? If not, what would you suggest that could improve obtaining these goals?
I have to say that in both cases the educational and the scientific achievement in the relatively short period of the fellowship exceeded my expectations.
Do you have suggestions in order to improve the programme?
I think the fellows would benefit more from a somewhat longer stay.