Radiology departments are continuously investing to the development of
their faculty members as clinicians and researchers but not infrequently
they have less resources available to improve the capabilities of their
staff members as qualified teachers. Improving the quality of teaching
represents an extremely rewarding exercise for the future of radiology.
The ESOR Teach-the-Teachers Programme is designed to educate future
teachers and faculty members, in particular from the southern, central,
eastern European region. By implementing the use of electronic
instructional technology the aim is to create luminaries in teaching.
This programme is kindly supported by Covidien.
Number of available places During 2013, trainees from different countries will be considered. Each of the academic training departments will receive three trainees at once.
Employment in an academic or in a teaching hospital
Residence within the boundaries of Europe
Good command of English language
Completion of general radiology training according to the European
Training Charter for Clinical Radiology. Date of board exam should not
be longer than 5 years before the application
Between three to six years of professional experience in radiology with subspecialty knowledge
Submission of a CV and a letter of motivation from the candidate, as
well as a recommendation letter from the head of department confirming
the intention to evolve him/her as a future teacher in/her home country
Available means of information technology (personal laptop, internet
access) at the working place to organise internet-based teaching
video-conferences with the training department
Candidates from southern, central and eastern Europe will be considered first.
Applicants already involved as junior lecturers at their home departments/countries will be also considered favourably. The teaching involvement has to be verified by a letter from the head of department.
Duration of teach-the-teachers programme and funding The duration of the teach-the-teachers training will be one week. The course will start in the second half of the year 2013. A grant will contribute to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. The training is offered for free by the participating training centre. The trainees are responsible for their own health insurance.
Each of the three tutors acts as a teacher of one specific topic and cares for one trainee during the training course.
The trainee will be trained on how to organise radiologic teaching activities, lecture on radiological topics and prepare teaching materials. He/she will enrol in a specific topic offered at the respective training centre and will have to give a lecture for the chosen topic at the end of the week.
Teaching conferences are organised in the subsequent six months for follow-up in the trainee's home institution. The conferences are supervised by the mentor of the host training department via an electronic meeting tool. All teaching conferences are held in English language and aim to endorse the process to cascade down the art of teaching and harmonise radiological education in the addressed countries.
The trainee has to organise a course at home, which will be evaluated also by the mentor/tutor.
After completion of the training programme, the trainee receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR.