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Master in Biliopancreatic Endoscopy


pancreasThe Master’s Degree in Biliopancreatic Endoscopy of Humanitas University aims at providing physicians with medical and instrumental knowledge for proper use of the new Endoscopic equipment, the EUS and ERCP in the integrated management of benign or malignant biliary- pancreatic diseases and for the evaluation of a correct diagnostic – therapeutic course of various common disorders.

It is directed by prof. Alessandro Repici, assisted by Drs Andrea Anderloni and Silvia Carrara. Read the Programme.

2017 edition will be taught in English.

The ranking list is now available. Read more about the Admissions and Enrollment Process below. 

Download the Call for Applications and the Application form (Attachment 1).

  • Duration: one year, lessons planned to commence on 6 February 2017
  • Language: English 
  • University Credits (CFU): 60
  • •Places available: 8, assigned through a qualifications-based selection
  • Cost: € 8,000, to be paid in two installments of € 4,000


Objectives and professional opportunities

At the end of the Master, participants will have acquired the theoretical and practical knowledge for the autonomous management of biliopancreatic endoscopy both from a diagnostic and therapeutic point of view, properly using the methods of EUS and ERCP.

They will therefore be able to access positions that require specific training in biliary- pancreatic diseases, medical- surgical teams dedicated to the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the biliary- pancreatic tract and top positions of endoscopy services.

For further information please send an email to master@hunimed.eu.


The Master has the aim of giving the anatomical and technical basis to perform an EUS of the pancreas and the biliary tract in autonomy, with the intent to obtain a correct locoregional staging and a fine needle aspiration in case of focal lesions. The participant will also be instructed in the preparation in situ of the cytological formulation.

Besides the EUS study of the benign and malignant disease of the pancreas, the course offers the opportunity to follow an attentive path in the ERCP training both in oncology and in benign biliary diseases.

All cases of EUS followed by ERCP will be organized so that the participant is able to take part in both procedures.


Core objectives

  • proper use and indications of imaging methods of biliary- pancreatic diseases
  • •deepening of the indications for EUS / ERCP in the context of biliary- pancreatic diseases
  • definition of the technical and methodological aspects of diagnostic and operative endoscopic ultrasonography
  • definition of the technical and methodological aspects of ERCP
  • clinical management of the patient, post procedure and follow-up
  • operational use of endoscopic drainage of pancreatic collections
  • management of adverse events
  • improvement of personal skills in EUS and ERCP

Admissions Requirements

  • •Specialty Certificate in Gastroenterology / Digestive system surgery and endoscopic surgery / Surgery / Internal Medicine / Hepatology;
  • Certification to practice medicine;
  • Membership in a Medical Professional Association;
  • Specific personal medical insurance to be presented upon enrollment.


Additional requirements for foreign citizens

  • For students holding a foreign degree and specialty, a copy of those certificates translated into Italian and legalized by the Italian Consulate/Cultural Institutes, together with the Dichiarazione di Valore (Declaration of Value) released by the Consulate.

  • For non-EU citizens non-resident in Italy, a copy of the Study visa and Permit of Stay (Permesso di Soggiorno) as soon as it is granted


For further information please send an email to master@hunimed.eu.

Admissions process

The number of places available is 8.

Admission is determined by a qualifications-based selection, which will generate a merit ranking based on:

  • •degree grade (for a maximum of 10 points);
  • specialty grade (for a maximum of 10 points);
  • previous experience in digestive endoscopy (for a maximum of 10 points).

Further information is available on the Call for Applications.

The ranking list is now available at the link below:


Admitted applicants must enrol through MyPortal from 3 January 2017 within 25 January 2017, on penalty of exclusion.

The enrollment fee is 8,000, that can be paid in two installments of  4,000. The first installment must be paid at enrollment, the second one by 4 April 2017.

As regards insurance coverage, the applicant must present a copy of the specific insurance policy at the moment of enrollment.

In the event that a student withdraws from the course before 25% of the course has been completed, the first applicant on the ranking who was not admitted will take his/ her place. Withdrawal from the course does not entitle that student to reimbursement of fees.

Further information is available on the Call for Applications.

For more information please send an email to master@hunimed.eu.