Application for 2022 OPEN

How to apply

To apply for the programme, applicants must send an e-mail to Dr. Francesco Fraioli ( and provide the below-mentioned documents in one single PDF file in the following order:

  • Letter of motivation
  • 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
  • ESR membership proof
  • Copy of passport

Please note that only complete applications can be considered. To ensure equal opportunities candidates should apply only to institutions outside of their country of residence/work. The successful candidate will further be asked to provide additional documents to the training centre for administrative purposes. Please note that the fellow is responsible for his/her visa and insurance. The training centre will help the fellow with all organisational details.

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Evaluation Committee

F. Fraioli

Clinical/Research Fellowship in Molecular Imaging

University College London Hospitals (UCLH), London/ United Kingdom

The Institute of Nuclear Medicine is an internationally renowned clinical & research unit, and the largest single site nuclear medicine department in UK, serving an ever-larger number of patients. In 2020 of 19.5 thousand patients were seen with INM delivering NHS KPIs. Our core mission is to harness the cutting-edge biological research undertaken on the UCL campus, applying it to overcome the diseases affecting our patients at University College Hospital and beyond. We are committed to providing first class research, with first class staff and facilities in both research and clinical areas. The Institute of Nuclear Medicine is one of the most research active departments in Europe.

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Number of available places

During 2022/2023 one place will be available for a young European radiologist or radiologist in training who is a member of ESR.


  1. This exchange programme applies to young European radiologists and/or radiologists in training.
  2. The candidate should wish to become a fellow or subspecialise in molecular imaging.
  3. Knowledge of the English language.
  4. The successful candidate will have to make himself/herself available for an online interview via Skype/Zoom.
  5. The ESR membership fee for 2022 must be settled.
  6. IMPORTANT: Only the applications of candiates who are eligible to apply for provisional UK registration (GMC) will be accepted for evaluation. Please check out the requirements before you submit your application.

Please note that you can ONLY apply for one ESOR fellowship programme and one of the available topics at once.

Duration and funding

The fellowship will start on November 1, 2022 and will last for 12 months. The fellow has to ensure his/her availability for the exact period stated. The fellow will receive a grant (€23.000 in total) from the training centre, which will be paid out via ESOR on a monthly basis.

Programme structure

During the period the trainee will work closely with medical, nursing and allied health professionals to assist in providing high quality patient care.

The post holder will be accountable to Dr. Francesco Fraioli as clinical supervisor and Prof. Jamshed Bomanji as Clinical Lead of department.

Induction: The candidate will undergo Trust Induction immediately on taking up the post, as well as the first convenient Induction Course organised by the RCP (London) four times each year.

Orientation: The successful candidate will undergo a period of orientation. This will include observing consultants and shadowing registrars. Candidates will take clinical responsibilities only after the supervising consultant and departmental Clinical Lead deems them competent to do so. The period of orientation will be for a period of 4 – 6 weeks. In some cases, a longer period of orientation may be required. This will be decided by the educational supervisor and departmental Clinical Lead.

The post holder will meet with the educational supervisor to discuss personal development plans within the first six weeks of commencing the post.

– To facilitate, in close collaboration with Consultant medical staff, all aspects of service provision

Aspects of service provision:
– To provide medical cover for patients while in the Department
– Justification of requests for Nuclear Medicine and Radiology tests
– To take medical histories from, examine and administer radiotracers, iodine agents or paramagnetic contrasts to patients
– Attending for investigation and treatment
– To supervise cardiac stress procedures
– To check studies for completeness and quality before patients leave the Department
– General nuclear medicine, bone densitometry, PET/CT, PET/MR, CT and MR, RECIST reporting (under supervision initially)
– General liaison with other departments to include attendance at multidisciplinary meetings
– To supervise other junior medical staff when requested.

– He/She should also have an interest and basic skills in medical database handling and scientific presentations and publications.
– To participate in one of the projects already undergoing in the Department. Specifically, after a training period, he/she will serve as a reader for evaluation of research images.
– To set up and lead their own project, to be submitted to a 3* paper.
– To work in a team of researchers, acquire dedicated skills of leadership.


After successful completion of the one-year training the trainee receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR and the University College London Hospitals (UCLH). In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.