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What is the ESMINT Fellowship Programme?

The ESMINT Fellowship Programme was founded in response to the growing need for trained neurointerventionalists in the field of ischemic stroke. The programme is for physicians wishing to obtain competence in Acute Ischemic Stroke Interventions (AISI) as defined by the European Board of Neurointerventionists (EBNI).

Aim of the ESMINT Fellowship Programme

The goal of the programme is to train young neurointerventionalists in stroke procedures by offering financial support for them to join an INR training center.

By the end of the training period, trainees should have performed at least 25 stroke procedures as first operator, and be able to manage clinically and endovascularly the vast majority of the stroke cases referred to their own centre.

Components of the ESMINT Fellowship Programme

The programme consists of two parts:

  • theoretical course: dedicated to AISI
  • practical part: 1-year training at one of the designated centres (see below), financially supported by ESMINT

What is the ESMINT Observership Programme?

In addition, ESMINT is offering the ESMINT Observership Programme.

Aim of the ESMINT Observership Programme

The goal of the observership programme is to offer an informal learning experience as a visiting observer in a university hospital environment.

Components of the ESMINT Observership Programme

This programme consists of:

  • One practical part: a 3- to 6-month observership at one of the designated centres (see below), financially supported by ESMINT

Centers offering the ESMINT Fellowships and Observerships

Mentor Tommy Andersson for the Fellowship Programme

Mentor Patrick Brouwer

Mentor Christophe Cognard

Mentor Zsolt Kulcsar

Mentor Laurent Pierot

Mentor Istvan Szikora

Who can apply for the ESMINT Fellowship Programme?

The following physicians are eligible to take part in the programme:

  • Licensed European physicians
  • ESMINT members*
  • 40 years of age or under at the time of application
  • 6 months experience in diagnostic neuroradiology (including diagnostic neuroangiography) + 6 months training in clinical neurosciences
  • Currently working in a hospital with neuro facilities (INR center, neurosurgery, stroke unit)

*If you are not yet an ESMINT member, please apply for the Programme now and you can complete your ESMINT membership afterwards: join ESMINT or renew your membership

Documents (PDF) and information to be provided:

  1. Identification page of a valid passport (we also strongly recommend that you apply for any necessary visa well in advance)
  2. Proof of vaccinations: BCG, DT POLIO, Hepatitis B
  3. Proof of health risk coverage and liability cover/professional insurance
  4. Certification of profession
  5. Skype user name (for an interview with the centre)

This Programme has been made possible by a generous educational grant from Medtronic.

Who can apply for the ESMINT Observership?

The following physicians are eligible to take part in the programme:

  • Licensed physicians
  • ESMINT members*
  • 40 years of age or under at the time of application
  • 6 months experience in diagnostic neuroradiology (including diagnostic neuroangiography) + 6 months training in clinical neurosciences
  • Currently working in a hospital with neuro facilities (INR center, neurosurgery, stroke unit)

*If you are not yet an ESMINT member, please apply for the Programme now and you can complete your ESMINT membership afterwards: join ESMINT or renew your membership

Documents (PDF) and information to be provided:

  1. Identification page of a valid passport (we also strongly recommend that you apply for any necessary visa well in advance)
  2. Proof of vaccinations: BCG, DT POLIO, Hepatitis B
  3. Health risk coverage and liability cover/professional insurance
  4. Certification of profession
  5. Skype user name (for an interview with the centre)

This Programme has been made possible by a generous educational grant from Medtronic.

Apply for the ESMINT Fellowship / Overservership Programme

Please have all documents ready before starting your application.

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