VISITING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME EUROPE
Application deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Previous exposure in any field of special interest, including basic knowledge of imaging methods, indications for imaging and clinical expectations, is advantageous.
- Applicants must be fluent in English.
- An active ESR membership is required. (To renew your ESR Membership or to become an ESR Member, please proceed to the ESR website.)
- Applicants who were selected for this programme or the Visiting Scholarship Programme USA in the past cannot be considered again.
- It will be possible to apply for one programme and within this programme for one topic only.
- As the very baseline of this programme is to gain experience abroad in another training environment, applicants will only be able to apply to institutions outside of their country of residence (no exceptions will be made).
- The selected candiate must be a radiology resident at the time of the scholarship.
- The selected candidates will be asked to provide additional documents to the training centre for administrative purposes.
- A valid Covid-19 vaccination certificate will be required by most hospitals.
- The selected scholars are further asked to take care of their health insurance and are responsible for their visa for which they should apply well in time because of longer waiting periods.
- All applications will be carefully reviewed by an evaluation committee after the submission deadline.
DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING
The training will start in the second half of the year in accordance with the training center and last for three months. The scholarship must be completed by the end of 2023. 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.
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.