Application for 2024 OPEN until 30.09.2023

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online through uoCampus. Note that there are 2 steps to this process and your application is not considered complete until all your documents are submitted. Documents must be uploaded by September 30, 2023 at the latest. Please consult the uOttoawa website and scroll down to the item “Fellowship Programs” where you will find all necessary information and links to submit your application. For any inquiry regarding this programme, please contact

  • Personal statement
  • CV – pls use this template: ESOR Curriculum Vitae Template* (DOC)
  • Three reference letters
  • List of references to be contacted, if necessary
  • MD degree copy (including original and English translation)
  • Radiology specialty degree copy(including original and English translation)
  • Passport ID page requirements
  • Language certificate for Academic English (if available)
  • List of five most important/relevant publications in international peer reviewed journals
  • ESR membership proof (to apply for or renew your ESR membership please click here.)

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an online interview.

The successful candidate will be asked to provide additional documents to the training centre for administrative purposes (uOttawa immunization and other requirements). He/She is further asked to take care of his/her working permit, insurance and accommodation (no housing service available). Please note that the fellow is responsible for his/her visa. The training centre will help the selected fellow with all organisational details.

Evaluation Committee

The applications will be reviewed by the Fellowship Director, Dr. Nader Zakhari (MD, FRCPC), and section staff.

Clinical Fellowship in Neuroradiology

u-Ottawa – The Ottawa Hospital

The Department of Radiology is committed to excellence in education and health research. We fulfil the needs of the communities we serve, locally in Eastern Ontario, nationally in Canada and globally.

The Department of Radiology consists of 75 Faculty members working across the Divisions of Medical Imaging, Radiation Oncology, and Medical Physics. Our educational programs include undergraduate electives, postgraduate training in the form of comprehensive residency and fellowship programs, as well as faculty development. We are the largest Canadian University provider of radiology-based continuing professional development opportunities in Canada.

The Department holds an annual radiology residency review course that is well received and considered a reference standard for comprehensive review of diagnostic radiology.

For more information, please click on the link below: 

Eligibility Criteria

Fellowship candidates must have completed an accredited radiology training programme and be either certified or eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Diagnostic Imaging, The American Board of Radiology, or certified with equivalent qualifications from another country. The candidate must also be proficient in both written and spoken English. Proof of qualifications must be provided by all applicants.

Please apply using the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine’s Application website under Fellowship Programs.

Duration and funding

Neuroradiology subspecialty training program is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is considered as a residency program of two years. The fellowhip will start on July 1, 2025 as the academic year runs from July 1st to June 30th. The fellow’s annual salary is CAN $81,727.49 (gross); appropriate taxes are deducted accordingly. The grant will be paid directly to the fellow by the training center.

Number of available places

During 2025/2026 one place will be available for recently board-certified ESR full members, i.e. radiologists residing within the boundaries of Europe. 

General Objectives

To develop clinical and academic expertise in both diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology.

  • To develop expertise in the performance and interpretation of advanced MRI techniques, including, but not limited to, diffusion and perfusion imaging, functional MRI, and MR Spectroscopy

  • To help to develop new indications for advanced neuroimaging techniques, including, but not limited to, functional MRI and MR Spectroscopy

  • To refine and further develop expertise in the performance and interpretation of computed tomography scans of the brain, head and neck, and spine

  • To refine and further develop expertise in the performance and interpretation of myelograms

  • To further develop and refine skills with respect to the indications, risks and benefits, and performance of diagnostic neuroangiography

  • To develop skills and gain experience in the performance of intracranial, interventional neuroradiologic procedures, including, but not limited to, treatment of aneurysms with GDC coils, angioplasty, thrombolysis, and balloon occlusions

  • To contribute to and develop expertise in neuroradiology research initiatives


  • A two-year subspecialty residency
  • The resident will rotate through MRI, CT, Myelography, and angiography at both the Civic and the General campuses. His/her time will be divided approximately equally through each of these modalities
  • Protected academic time will be provided when necessary to support research initiatives

Evaluation Process

Ongoing evaluation of the candidate will occur by direct observation as well as by oral and OSCE examination and Review of evaluations conducted at regular intervals with the fellowship program director.