Application for 2024 OPEN until March 18, 2024

Evaluation Committee

The applications will be reviewed by Prof. Dr. Olivio F. Donati and PD Dr. Christoph A. Karlo.

How to apply

Interested applicants are asked to submit their application documents (please see list below) via email in the form of one single pdf file to the ESOR Office:

  • Letter of motivation including previous experience in the field
  • CV – please use this template: ESOR Curriculum Vitae Template* (DOC)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (by the head of department of the current hospital/university)
  • List of references to be contacted, if necessary
  • MD degree copy
  • Radiology specialty degree copy (iif already board-certified)
  • Passport ID page requirements
  • Language certificate for advanced knowledge of German and basic knowledge of English (if available)
  • List of five most important/relevant publications in international peer reviewed journals
  • ESR membership proof (to apply for or renew your ESR membership please click here.)

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an online interview. The successful candidate will be asked to provide additional documents to the training centre for administrative purposes. He/She is further asked to take care of his/her working permit, insurance and accommodation (no housing service available). Please note that the fellow is responsible for his/her visa. The training centre will help the selected fellow with all organisational details.

Clinical Fellowship in Prostate Imaging

Octorad AG, Hirslanden Clinic, Zurich (CH)

The Hirslanden Clinic is a modern, state-of-the-art private clinic in Zurich, Switzerland, which belongs to the Hirslanden Group, the leading private healthcare provider in Switzerland. The modern infrastructure and the high standards of the medical and non-medical staff are the foundation of the emphasis and philosophy on the continuous well-being of patients.

In collaboration with Hirslanden Clinic and Clinic im Park, Octorad AG offers a diverse range of subspecializations in radiology. Octorad AG is dedicated to medical education and actively pursues innovative concepts, including location-independent diagnosis through teleradiology. We employ cutting-edge artificial intelligence methods to enhance our diagnostic work. Our proficient medical staff prioritizes patient well-being and safety during all examinations. The comprehensive offering is complemented by state-of-the-art technologies and excellent service.

We take pride in being one of the leading Prostate Imaging Radiology institutions in Switzerland, featuring exceptional radiologists who are members of the prostate MRI subgroup of the ESUR and Q2-certified by the German Society of Radiology. With over 2500 Prostate-MRI examinations conducted annually, we have the highest volume of such examinations in Switzerland; our mission is to provide the highest possible quality of prostate MRI across the entire spectrum of clinical prostate imaging.

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Eligibility Criteria

  1. The exchange program will be available for either a radiology resident or recently certified radiologist (within the first three years after board certification) in Europe.
  2. The candidate should pursue a subspecialisation in abdominal radiology with a clear focus on prostate imaging.
  3. The candidate should have good knowledge of abdominal / pelvic anatomy as well as basic skills in MR image interpretation of the prostate.
  4. Advanced knowledge of German and basic knowledge of English are required.
  5. The candidate will be contacted for an interview via video-conferencing.
  6. An active ESR full membership is required.

Duration and funding

The fellowship is dedicated to Prostate Imaging and will last for 12 months. It will be held from October 1, 2024 to October 1, 2025. The fellow will receive a grant (€23.000 gross) from the training Center, which will be paid out via ESOR on a monthly basis. During the period of the training, the fellow is responsible for covering his/her expenses and his/her own health insurance.

Number of available places

During 2024/2025 one place will be offered for a late radiology trainee or recently board-certified radiologist residing in Europe who is a full member of ESR.


The ESOR fellow will be assigned to a single or a set of projects in the area of prostate cancer.

The following radiological modalities will be used: CT, incl. dual energy CT, MRI, and PSMA-PET/CT. Activities of the fellowship will primarily include image analysis, but also the preparation and moderation of weekly interdisciplinary uro-oncologic conferences to discuss diagnostic and therapeutic strategies on a patient-by-patient level. The fellowship will also include clinical reporting of CT and MRI under supervision. Engagement in research projects in collaboration with our clinical partners in Oncology and Urology may be another aspect of the fellowship, if desired.

A detailed personalized programme is mutually agreed on at the beginning of the fellowship between the fellow and his/her supervisors.


After successful completion of the one-year program and the submission of a written report about clinical and/or research activities performed during the 12 months, the fellow receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR and Octorad AG in collaboration with Hirslanden Clinic. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.