We ask prospective centres to provide a description of the department, geography, city and hospital, together with a profile of competences, staff and services and the main interests and achievements of the institution. Any special epidemiological characteristics of the country or area should be described. Institutions can be clinical (medical) microbiology, clinical bacteriology or virology services, infectious disease units or a combination of these. Microbiology and infectious disease departments within a given hospital are encouraged to apply either jointly or individually. With joint application, please note that departments need to complete separate application forms. The centre will have to appoint one or more persons as mentors within the centre.
A Mentorship Centre must be prepared to accept at least one ESCMID Mentee per year. The length of the Mentorship Programme is agreed between the Centre and the Mentee but should not be longer than two years.
ESCMID also encourages institutions outside Europe to apply as ESCMID Mentorship Centres.