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Application for 2020 February 24 - March 16, 2020
Training centres 2020
We are very grateful to all centres for their interest in serving as a reference training centre for this programme.
How to apply
To apply for the programme, applicants must:
- Log in with their ESR membership ID number ESR MyUserArea – MyESOR
(To apply for or renew your ESR membership please click here)
- Choose the subspecialty
- Select one preferred training centre and indicate a second and third choice
- Upload the following documents** (as PDF files):
- ESOR curriculum vitae template*
- Letter of motivation including a summary of their training background, areas of particular strength and interest and a brief description of how they would hope to implement and apply their medical training
- A certificate verifying recent board certification in radiology (no longer than three years ago)
- Letters of recommendation from the head of department of the current training centre or a previously undertaken academic training
*Each candidate is required to submit the provided ESOR CV. Any application with another CV will not be considered.
**Documents to be uploaded on to the application system are limited to 4 MB per file. Files larger than that will be rejected. If the uploading of your application was successful you will receive an automated confirmation e-mail immediately after submission. If you do not receive such e-mail, something went wrong. Please contact the ESOR office immediatly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kindly note that it is possible to apply for one programme and within this programme for one topic only. To ensure equal opportunities candidates should apply only to institutions outside of their country of residence/work.
Exchange Programmes for Hybrid Imaging Fellowship (ESHI)
The indications for hybrid imaging are rapidly evolving with the development of new tracers, refined scanning equipment and an increasing amount of scientific data. Patients with oncologic diseases are still the major group but hybrid imaging in cardiac and neurologic diseases are increasing. Even if fluoro-deoxy-glucose (FDG) is the most commonly used tracer, several other tracers are used to visualise a variety of biochemical changes on the molecular scale. Hybrid imaging in oncology is mainly used for staging but also for tissue characterisation, treatment planning and evaluation, and follow-up.
The Exchange Programme for Hybrid Imaging Fellowship, supported by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Society for Hybrid, Molecular and Translational Imaging (ESHIMT), offers an opportunity to complement training in this field of radiology. The three-month exchange will provide an intense modular training in PET/CT, SPECT/CT and PET/MR and you will also learn about radiochemistry production of tracers, image data processing.
The exchange programme is organised through ESOR and will expose trainees to all aspects of hybrid imaging under the supervision of an assigned mentor who is fellow member of ESHIMT, in a pre-selected European reference training centre.
Number of available places
During 2020, one exchange programme will be offered and organised through ESOR and the successful applicant will receive a grant jointly provided by ESR/ESOR and ESHIMT.
- This exchange programme applies to radiologists within the first three years after certification, who desire to become subspecialist radiologists.
- The applicant must have knowledge of current clinical practice in radiology/nuclear medicine with regard to cross-sectional imaging. Competence in producing a report, in communication with clinicians and patients, and knowledge of the principles of administration and management applied to a clinical department with multi-disciplinary staff and high-cost equipment are essential. Understanding the medicolegal implications of uncertainty and errors in hybrid imaging is necessary. A clinical background in other disciplines which was achieved through clinical experience and training prior to entering the fellowship is important, whereas, clinical experience in oncology (medical, surgical, radiation therapy) is of benefit.
- Applicants must be proficient in English.<
- ESR and ESHIMT membership fees for 2020 must be settled.
Applicants who were selected for this programme in the past cannot be considered for a second time.
Duration of fellowship and funding
The training will start in the second half of the year and last for three months. The fellow will receive a grant (€3.500,-) upon completion of the training, delivery of a final report and submission of original flight tickets and accommodation receipts. The grant is intended to contribute in part to travel and accommodation expenses during the training period. ESOR cannot guarantee that the grant will cover these costs in full. During the period of the training the fellow is responsible for covering his/her expenses and his/her own health insurance. The training itself is offered for free. Please note that in particular cases administrative charges may arise, which are to be covered by the grant.
The training institution exposes each trainee to at least 250 mentored imaging studies. Furthermore, the trainee shall be trained by a mentor in the interpretation of 100 imaging studies from an established teaching file, previous cases or training software. At the end of the training programme, the trainee should be proficient in discussing the appropriate imaging modalitiy and imaging technique with referring clinicians and be able to interpret the most common oncologic hybrid imaging examinations on his/her own.
In non-native English speaking training centres teaching would be in English, while major radiological conferences and reporting may be in the local language. Some knowledge of the local language may be an advantage.
The trainee will be able to observe clinical activities but will not have direct patient care responsibilities.
It is the trainee’s responsibility to communicate with the centre regarding the details of the training and whether more responsibilities than observer status can be obtained. ESOR solely acts as facilitator and coordinator between the training centre and the trainee.
After successful completion of the three-month training the trainee receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR and ESHIMT. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.