Visiting Scholarship Programme USA
AIM The ESOR Visiting Scholarship Programme (USA) offers qualified trainees the opportunity to get to know another training environment in the USA 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 USA.
The programmes are aimed at residents in their 3rd, 4th or 5th year of training.
These scholarships are kindly supported by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC) and the University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve School of Medicine - Department of Radiology.
Number of available scholarships During 2017 three scholarships are available, two at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (spring and autumn) and one at Case Western Reserve University (spring).
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. Fulfilment 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 the chosen field of 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 2017 must be settled.
Applicants who were selected for this programme or the Visiting Scholarship Programme Europe in the past cannot be considered again.
Duration of scholarships and funding The training will start in the first and second half of the year and last for three months (please note that the training at MSKCC for the spring semester will have a duration of six months). The successful applicant will receive a grant by the respective training centre. The training itself is offered for free.
Programme structure at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC) New York
The programme offers a structured modular training in oncologic imaging with a strong research focus. The scholar will participate in a subspecialty research project under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor. The scholar will also have the opportunity to observe case readout sessions with trainee and faculty radiologists, and to attend a variety of didactic lectures and disease management conferences, all with a focus in oncologic imaging.Health insurance will be provided.
at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
The scholar is expected to enter a structured modular training programme, utilizing imaging advances offered in PET/MRI, PET/CT, MRI and next generation CT. Opportunities to apply these advanced imaging techniques would be available in all organ systems. He/she 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. He/she will be able to observe clinical activities and participate in research projects, but will not have direct patient care responsibilities. The trainee would be asked to attend all radiology and multi disciplinary conferences offered in the department during the training period.
The scholar is responsible for his/her own health insurance.
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.