ESCP is delighted to offer two travelling Fellowships to the Far East again for 2018. Applications are invited from young colorectal surgeons to undertake Travelling Fellowships to Japan and Korea to learn from international colleagues in autumn 2018.

Gyeongbok Palace  in Seoul, South KoreaSkyscrapers of Shinjuku

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea (left), and view of Shinjuku skyscrapers and Mount Fuji, Tokyo, Japan (right)

About the Fellowships

The two surgeons chosen to have the honour of these fellowships will gain experience of coloproctology practices in an international context. The successful Japanese Fellow will also have the privilege of presenting a paper at the Japan Society of Coloproctology Annual Meeting while the successful Korean Fellowship candidate has the opportunity to present at the International Colorectal Research Summit in Korea.

Both Fellows will receive grants to cover air fares, accommodation close to host centres and conference registrations.


Applicants for both Travelling Fellowships must be:

  • A current, fully paid member of ESCP (i.e. full, trainee etc.) for a minimum of 12 months
  • A senior coloproctology trainee or consultant within five years of appointment
  • Have a manifested interest in coloproctology

The deadline for Korean Fellowship is Friday 20 July and the Japan Fellowship is Friday 10 August.

Past Fellows share the benefits of the opportunity

2017 Korea Fellow, Samson Tou:

"Spending time observing and talking to experts have enabled me to improve my work, my knowledge and skills. It has also allowed me to have an insight into the work ethics and culture of the Korea healthcare system. I am very grateful that ESCP and KSCP facilitated this learning and life changing training opportunity for me."

Read more about Samson’s experiences

2017 Japan Fellow, Fraser Smith:

"It far exceeds your expectations, provides a deep and unique learning experience, allows you to meet some of the most skilled and at the same time friendliest and hospitable surgeons on the planet and also allows you to be immersed in a very different and fascinating culture. This was without a doubt one of the best experiences of my life so far."

Read more about Fraser’s experiences

Further information about applications can be found at:

ESCP Affiliates