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How to Apply


  • Salzburg Medical Seminar alumni
  • Employment as a medical doctor in your home country
  • Fluency in English
  • German language skills are recommended and for some topics obligatory (e.g. geriatrics, psychiatry)

Fellows can attend a total of 3 observership months, usually in one month periods. After attending a Salzburg Medical Seminar, fellows can apply for their first observership. After their first observership they can apply for their second. After that follows the third and final observership.

Application Process

Please send the application form and requested documents via email to

Before you apply
, check the List of Medical Specialties offered for the OMI Observership and update your data  (name, address, job etc.) at

Your Observership application must include the following documents:

  • completed application form (see downloads below)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a recent photo (photo size 2 x 2 inch or 3.5 x 4.5 cm)
  • short essay stating your interest and aims for the observership
  • certified English translation of your medical license

If any of these documents are missing, your application is incomplete and will not be considered. Please follow the instructions carefully and save the confirmation email which will be sent to you once the AAF has received and checked your application – it means that you are on the waiting list for an observership. You will be informed by the AAF team as soon as there is a place available. Waiting time is usually between 1 and 3 years.


The AAF provides accommodation and pocket money for the duration of the stay and covers certain travel costs. Read Travel & Reimbursement Guidelines for detailed information.

Observers must submit a comprehensive Final Report and a Case Study at the conclusion of each observership, in order to receive a certification. Travel expenses for the third observership must be covered by the fellow.

We offer observerships in the following hospitals in Austria:
in Vienna: Allgemeines Krankenhaus - Universitätskliniken (AKH); Krankenhaus Hietzing; Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung; Donau Spital; Kaiser Franz Josef Spital; Wilhelminenspital, Orthopädisches Spital Speising. For more detailed information regarding Hospitals, Departments and Mentors in Vienna please visit Vienna OMI.

In Graz: Landeskrankenhaus Graz (LKH). For more information on your observership city please read in City & Hospital Information.