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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 one field of interest
  • Select one preferred training centre and indicate a second and third choice
  • Upload the following documents** (as PDF files):
  1. ESOR curriculum vitae template* (DOC)
  2. Letter of motivation explaining personal interest in the chosen topic
  3. Confirmation of resident status (PDF) signed by the head of department
  4. Letters of recommendation from the head of department of the current training centre or a previously undertaken academic training
  5. Brazilian residents have to upload a proof of their results of the 2019 and/or 2020 Annual Progression Exam for Residentes – Brazil.

*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 (esor@myesr.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.

Visiting Scholarship Programme Europe

Aim

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 

During 2020, up to 36 scholarships are available on different topics and will be realised in partnership with Bracco and ESR. One additional scholarship for Spanish residents in partnership with the Spanish Foundation of Radiology, three scholarships for Greek residents supported by the Hellenic Radiological Society and three scholarships for Brazilian residents sponsored by the Brazilian College of Radiology will be offered. Furthermore, two of the available scholarships will be provided for residents from Belarus within the ESR Support Initiative.

Eligibility

  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 2020 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.

Certification

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.