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Application open until January 15, 2023

How to apply

To apply for the programme, applicants must send an e-mail to the ESOR Office and provide the following documents in one single PDF file:

  • Letter of motivation including previous experience in the field
  • ESOR Curriculum Vitae Template* (DOC)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (by the head of department of the current hospital/University)
  • Certificate of recent board certification from the relevant authority
  • Copy of medical degree as well as copy of specialisation as radiologist
  • Language certificate
  • List of five most important/relevant publications in international peer reviewed journals
  • List of references to be contacted if necessary
  • ESR membership proof
  • Copy of passport
*Each candidate is required to submit the provided ESOR CV. Any application with another CV will not be considered.

Please note that only complete applications can be considered. To ensure equal opportunities candidates should apply only to institutions outside of their country of residence/work. Upon selection of the successful candidate his/her diploma will have to be certified by the College of Physicians.

The candidate will be asked to provide additional documents to the training centre for administrative purposes. The fellow is further asked to take care of his/her working permit and insurance. Please note that he/she is responsible for his/her visa. The training centre will help the fellow with all organisational details.
To apply for or renew your ESR membership please click here.

Evaluation Committee

V. Vilgrain

M. Ronot

Clinical/Research Fellowship in Abdominal Imaging

Hospital Beaujon, Clichy/France

The department of radiology at the University Beaujon Hospital (Université Paris Cité​) in France (suburbs of Paris) (head: Prof. Dr. Valérie Vilgrain) performs comprehensive abdominal and digestive imaging and scientific research using state-of-the-art imaging equipment including CT scanners with multispectral technology, 3T MRI. Clinical imaging comprises the whole spectrum of diagnostic and interventional abdominal and digestive imaging including: MRI, CT, ultrasonography (using contrast-enhanced techniques and shear-wave elastography), endovascular and percutaneous interventional procedures. Strong collaboration between the clinical departments (Hepatology, Pancreatology, Gastroenterology, Hepatobiliary surgery, and Digestive surgery), the department of Pathology and the department of Radiology allows optimal patient management and fruitful research. A research lab on imaging biomarkers in abdominal diseases (head: Prof. Dr. Bernard Van Beers) favours translational research.

Number of available places

During 2023 one place will be available for a recently board-certified European radiologist, who is a full member of ESR.


  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 abdominal imaging.
  3. He/She should have excellent knowledge of abdominal imaging 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. Knowledge of the English language (level C1) and basic knowledge of French are a definite prerequisite.
  6. The successful candidate will have to make himself/herself available for an interview via Skype.
  7. Active ESR membership fee is requested.

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 in autumn 2023 (exact date to be determined together with candidate) 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,-) directly from the training centre, which will be paid out on a monthly basis.

Programme structure

Based on weekly training programme modules, the trainee will familiarise him/herself with the institution’s imaging equipment. He/She will then learn to become proficient at imaging examinations used to diagnose abdominal diseases to review and to interpret images and to use image analysis programmes.

The main tools will be case-by-case hands-on teaching on routine clinical cases with different modalities from experienced staff, training by a mentor in the interpretation of imaging studies from an established teaching file or previous cases and multidisciplinary meetings on abdominal diseases management.

The research duties are mandatory. The topic is liver imaging, which includes advanced ultrasound, spectral CT and/or morphological or quantitative liver MRI. The fellow should be able to select patients, organise and monitor the examinations, collect and analyse the data, under supervision, including demographics and other clinical data and write a scientific article. Collaborations with other physicians and engineers or physicists in the institution will be needed.

A detailed individual programme is determined at the beginning of the fellowship in consultation with the fellow.


After successful completion of the one-year training the trainee receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR and Hôpital Beaujon. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.