Fellowship

SCOPE Fellowship is the most prestigious award offered by SCOPE, and recognises the importance and expertise of healthcare professionals in the field of obesity management.

Depending on your experience, you can become either a National or International SCOPE Fellow. The SCOPE Fellowship scheme distinguishes between levels of clinical expertise as follows:

  • National Fellows - Experts of national or regional renown in the field of obesity management.
  • International Fellows - World-class experts in the field of obesity management, identified by a SCOPE search committee. 

National and International fellowships are renewable every five years. Want to find out more and how to apply? You can view the criteria below, as well as have access to find out more about our 150+ SCOPE Fellows:


  • Minimum five years' clinical experience in management of patients with overweight or obesity
  • Training in a medical or allied healthcare profession relating to obesity management
  • Demonstrate a leading role on a regional level in promoting obesity management
  • Demonstrate promotion of improvement in obesity management through membership of a regional guideline committee
  • Willing to organise regional clinical meetings and related activities
  • Willing to contribute to SCOPE activities 
  • At least five international peer-reviewed publications on obesity or obesity-related diseases, preferably including clinical issues published over the last five years, or 10 papers on obesity or obesity-related diseases with no time limit
  • Member, or willing to become a member, of a World Obesity affiliated national association
  • SCOPE Certification
  • Minimum 10 years' clinical experience in management of overweight and obese patients
  • Training in a medical or allied healthcare profession relating to obesity management
  • High-level engagement in scientific activities, including participation and presentation at internationally renowned and recognized courses and congresses
  • Willing to contribute material for one SCOPE e-learning module annually
  • At least 10 international, peer-reviewed publications on obesity or obesity-related diseases, preferably published within the past five years, or 20 papers on obesity or obesity-related diseases with no time limit
  • Member, or willing to become a member, of a World Obesity affiliated national association
  • Elected by nomination from SCOPE Fellows or by invitation of the Clinical Care Committee
Biographies

SCOPE Fellows

We have over 150 SCOPE Fellows from around the world representing a range of disciplines. SCOPE Fellowship recognises the contributions the following obesity experts have made to our understanding and management of obesity.

Learn more about our National and International SCOPE Fellows:

SCOPE Fellow Biographies
Benefits

What are the benefits?

There are many benefits to being recognised as a SCOPE Fellow:

  • Recognition for expertise in management of patients with obesity by peers
  • Profile on World Obesity website
  • Publicity for your recent articles, blogs, Twitter feeds or research/policy news via World Obesity website and e-bulletins
  • Fellowship Network access via LinkedIn 
  • Access to international policies, project updates and obesity statistics on World Obesity website
  • News updates via World Obesity monthly newsletter
  • Discounted subscription rates for the three official World Obesity journals - Obesity Reviews, Pediatric Obesity and Clinical Obesity

Ready to apply?

If you meet the criteria for SCOPE National Fellowship and wish to apply, please complete the form below and return to scope@worldobesity.org with your CV and any other relevant documentation.

SCOPE Fellowship application form
This programme is partially supported by an unrestricted medical education grant from Novo Nordisk A/S.