Teach-the-Teachers Programme

Aim Radiology departments are continuously investing to the development of their faculty members as clinicians and researchers but not infrequently they have less resources available to improve the capabilities of their staff members as qualified teachers. Improving the quality of teaching represents an extremely rewarding exercise for the future of radiology. The ESOR Teach-the-Teachers Programme is designed to educate future teachers and faculty members, in particular from the southern, central, eastern European region. By implementing the use of electronic instructional technology the aim is to create luminaries in teaching.

This programme is kindly supported by Mallinckrodt.

Number of available places During 2014, trainees from different countries will be considered. Each of the academic training departments will receive three trainees at once.


  1. Employment in an academic or in a teaching hospital
  2. Residence within the boundaries of Europe
  3. Good command of English language
  4. Completion of general radiology training according to the European Training Charter for Clinical Radiology. Date of board exam should not be longer than 5 years before the application
  5. Between three to six years of professional experience in radiology with subspecialty knowledge
  6. Submission of a CV and a letter of motivation from the candidate, as well as a recommendation letter from the head of department confirming the intention to evolve him/her as a future teacher in/her home country
  7. ESR membership fees for 2014 must be settled.

Candidates from southern, central and eastern Europe will be considered first.

Applicants already involved as junior lecturers at their home departments/countries will be also considered favourably. The teaching involvement has to be verified by a letter from the head of department.

Duration and funding The duration of the teach-the-teachers training will be one week. The course will start in the second half of the year 2014. A grant will contribute to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. The training is offered for free by the participating training centre. The trainees are responsible for their own health insurance.

Programme structure

Structured intense training course of one week duration simultaneously for three trainees at an academic radiology department in central or western Europe; the training department ensures the availability of three tutors which are supervised by a mentor (basically head of department).

Each of the three tutors acts as a teacher of one specific topic and cares for one trainee during the training course.

The trainee will be trained on how to organise radiologic teaching activities, lecture on radiological topics and prepare teaching materials. He/she will enrol in a specific topic offered at the respective training centre and will have to give a lecture for the chosen topic at the end of the week.

Teaching conferences are organised in the subsequent six months for follow-up in the trainee's home institution. The conferences are supervised by the mentor of the host training department via an electronic meeting tool. All teaching conferences are held in English language and aim to endorse the process to cascade down the art of teaching and harmonise radiological education in the addressed countries.


After completion of the training programme, the trainee receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR.


About ESOR

... an established and growing institution, fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education.

                     Anastas Doreski, Skopje/MK

            Enrique F. Garces-Inigo, Albacete/ES

         Bruno Hochhegger, Porto Alegre/BR

            Saulius Rutkauskas, Kaunas/LT
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