Clinical/Research Fellowship in Neuroradiology & Head and Neck Radiology

Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam/Netherlands

The Department of Radiology at the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands (chair: Prof. dr. G.P. Krestin) is subdivided into 6 sections including the section of neuroradiology & head and neck radiology (Prof. M. Smits). Services in neuroradiology and head/neck radiology are provided by a dedicated medical staff of 6 board-certified neuroradiologists and 2 fellows.  

The section of neuroradiology & head and neck radiology performs high quality clinical imaging and scientific research using state-of-the-art imaging equipment including a 3rd generation dual source CT scanner, PET-CT scanners and 1.5T and 3.0T MRI scanners. Clinical imaging comprises the whole spectrum of neurologic and ENT diseases with special focus on neurodegenerative and neurovascular diseases, neuro-oncology and ENT oncology. We also perform a wide range of image-guided interventional procedures. 

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Number of available places During 2020/2021 one place will be available for a recently board-certified European radiologist holding citizenship of an EU country.


1.    This programme applies to European radiologists within the first three years
       after certification.

2.    The candidate should wish to become a fellow or subspecialise in neuroradiology
       or head and neck radiology.

3.    He/She should be familiar with neuroanatomy and head/neck anatomy neurological,
       neurosurgical and ENT diseases, and should have experience with imaging
       techniques and image interpretation of the brain, spinal cord, head and neck. 

4.    He/She should also have an interest and basic skills in medical database handling and
       scientific presentations and publications.

5.    Knowledge of the English or Dutch language (level B1) is a definite prerequisite.

6.    The successful candidate will have to make himself/herself available for an interview
       via Skype.

7.    ESR membership fees for 2020 must be settled.

Please note that each candidate can only apply for one ESOR fellowship programme and one of the available topics at once. 

Duration and funding The fellowship will start on October 1st, 2020 and will 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 receive a grant (€23.000,-) from the training centre, which will be paid out via ESOR on a monthly basis. 

Programme structureThe fellow will first focus on gaining a thorough understanding and knowledge of CT and MRI image acquisition and post-processing. The fellow will attend reading sessions with the staff members of the department. Fellows should preview the cases to be reported, which improves the reading and teaching. The fellow attends multidisciplinary staff meetings with neurologists, neurosurgeons, ENT surgeons and related disciplines. The fellow will also attend educational staff meetings within the department of radiology. In addition to clinical work, the fellow will be involved in teaching activities for residents. At a later stage, the fellow will be actively involved in clinical research projects. The assignment of this task depends on the level of expertise and the personal interest of the fellow.

Please note that final reporting and multidisciplinary meetings are in Dutch while supervision, teaching and research will be done in English.

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 Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.

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