Clinical/Research Fellowship in Head and Neck Radiology
The Unit of Head and Neck Radiology is under the responsibility of Professor Minerva Becker and belongs to the Division of Radiology, Department of Imaging and Medical Information Sciences of the University Hospital of Geneva. It is also a certified training centre recognised by ESOR and has received several foreign radiologists, as well as ESOR fellows via the ESOR Exchange Programmes for Fellowships. The current one-year fellowship is a dedicated programme for radiologists with board certification and a pre-existing knowledge of head and neck radiology. It will offer full integration into the head and neck radiology team, offering the opportunity to participate in both, clinical research, diagnostic film reading and multidisciplinary activities.
Number of available places During 2016/2017 one place will be available for a recently board-certified European radiologist holding citizenship of an EU country.
1. Radiologists with a board certificate recognised in the European Union if they are
within the first three years after board certification.
2. The candidate should wish to become a fellow or subspecialise in head and neck
3. He/She should have excellent knowledge of head and neck anatomy as well as basic
skills in image interpretation of the region.
4. He/She should also have an interest and basic skills in medical database handling and
scientific presentations and publications.
5. Because fellows participate in patient care activities, applicants must be proficient in
the French language (level C1).
6. The successful candidate will have to make himself/herself available for a personal
7. ESR membership fees for 2016 must be settled.
Please note that you can only apply for one ESOR fellowship programme and one of the available topics at once.
Duration and funding The programme will begin at the end of 2016 or early 2017 and is intended to last for 12 months. The fellow has to ensure his/her availability for the exact period stated as any postponement is not possible. The fellow will be affiliated to the Geneva University Hospital and/or the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva for one year. Remuneration will correspond to his or her degree and previous experience, according to official local regulations. An estimation of the individual salary is available upon submission of the candidate’s CV.
The fellow will be fully integrated in the daily clinical work of the unit of head and neck radiology including the entire range of examinations such as CT, MRI and cone- beam CT of the base of the skull, orbit, maxillofacial region, salivary glands, pharynx, larynx and oral cavity, paranasal sinuses, cranial nerves, thyroid and neck, ultrasonography of the ENT region, FNAC, videofluoroscopy of swallowing disorders and oncologic head and neck PET CT and PET MRI. There will also be participation in clinical multidisciplinary meetings and tumour boards and other radiologic consultations, as well as postgraduate teaching activities. The fellow will have confidential access to local scientific databases, work on multidisciplinary research projects and will also have the opportunity to participate in presentations at international meetings and publications in peer reviewed journals.
A detailed individual programme is determined at the beginning of the fellowship in consultation with the fellow.
Certification After successful completion of the one-year training the trainee receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR and University Hospital Geneva. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.