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Topics and training centers 2022

Abdominal Radiology
Breast Imaging
Cardiac Imaging
Chest Radiology
Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS)
Emergency Radiology
Head & Neck Radiology
Interventional Radiology
Molecular Imaging
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Oncologic Imaging
Paediatric Radiology
Urogenital Radiology

The respective list of enrolled training centers will be made available in this section in due time. 

How to apply

Application period: Beginning of February until mid-March 2022

A link for online application will be made available in this section. You will be asked to log in with your ESR Membership ID number and to choose one field of interest.  After that you will need to select one preferred training center as well as to indicate a second and a third choice. To complete your application you will need to upload the following documents organised in one single pdf file:

  1. Your CVAttention:  Please use this template: ESOR curriculum vitae template* (DOC); any application with another CV will not be considered.
  2. Your letter of motivation explaining your personal interest in the chosen topic (This document is very important. Please think about it carefully and take your time for preparing it.)
  3. The confirmation of your resident status (a template will be provided for download) signed by your head of department
  4. Letters of recommendation from the head of department of the current training centre or a previously undertaken academic training
  5. Your Covid-19 vaccination certificate

Please note: It will be 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.

Visiting Scholarship Programme Europe

** After two years of forced interruption due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, ESOR is pleased to announce the re-launch of this programme in 2022. **


The ESOR Visiting Scholarship Programme (Europe) offers qualified trainees the opportunity to get to know another training environment and to kick off an interest for subspecialisation in radiology. During three months of training the scholars will be provided with a structured, modular introduction to different subspecialties and will be supervised by a specialised tutor in a pre-selected, highly esteemed academic training centre in Europe.

Number of available scholarships

In 2022, a limited number of places on different topics will be available.


  1. These scholarships apply to residents in their 3rd, 4th or 5th year of training in radiology who desire to get the benefit of a mentored modular training of a specific subspecialised topic in radiology.
  2. Completion of the training curriculum from at least the first two years of residency is required, verified by the head of the department. Competence in producing a radiological report and communicating with clinicians and patients is appreciated, as well as knowledge of the principles of administration and management applied to a clinical department with multi-disciplinary staff and high-cost equipment.
  3. Previous exposure in any field of special interest, including basic knowledge of imaging methods, indications for imaging and clinical expectations, is advantageous.
  4. Applicants must be proficient in English.
  5. ESR membership fees for 2022 must be settled.

Applicants who were selected for this programme or the Visiting Scholarship Programme USA in the past cannot be considered again.

Duration of scholarships and funding

The training will start in the second half of the year and last for three months. The scholar 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 scholar 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.

Programme structure

The programme offers a structured modular training in a highly esteemed training centre. The trainee will have the opportunity to follow and participate in the core knowledge training programme through tutorials and lectures, followed by hands-on teaching on routine clinical cases and/or modality techniques and protocols, led by an assigned tutor.

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 completion of the training programme, the resident receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR. In order to receive this, the scholar must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.