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What is the ESMINT Fellowship Programme?

Considering the growing need for trained neurointerventionalists in the field of ischemic stroke, ESMINT has decided to build the ESMINT Stroke Fellowship Programme 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 Stroke Fellowship Programme

The goal of the stroke fellowship program is to train young neurointerventionalists in stroke procedures by offering a financial support to join an INR training center.

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

Components of the ESMINT Fellowship Programme

This program will consist of 2 parts:

  • theoretical course dedicated to AISI
  • practical part (1-year training in an EBNI certified center) supported financially by ESMINT

What is the ESMINT Observership Programme?

In addition, ESMINT offers an ESMINT Observership Programme.

Aim of the ESMINT Observership Programme

The goal of visiting observerships is to offer an informal learning experience in a university hospital environment.

Components of the ESMINT Observership Programme

This program will consist of 1 part:

  • practical part (3- to 6-month training in an EBNI certified center) supported financially by ESMINT

Centers offering the ESMINT Fellowships and Observerships

Mentor Tommy Andersson for the Fellowship Programme

Mentor Patrick Brouwer

Mentor Patrick Brouwer for the fellowship programme

Mentor Christophe Cognard

Mentor Laurent Pierot

Mentor Istvan Szikora

Who can apply for the ESMINT Fellowship?

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

  • Licensed European physicians
  • ESMINT members*
  • Up to the age of 40 years
  • 6 months in diagnostic neuroradiology (including diagnostic neuroangiography) + 6 months training in clinical neurosciences
  • Working in a hospital with neuro facilities (EBNI-certified INR center, neurosurgery, stroke unit)

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

Documents (PDF) and information to be provided:

  1. Copy of the valid passport (visa with dates)
  2. Copy of proof of vaccinations BCG, DT POLIO, hepatitis B
  3. Health risk coverage Liability cover/professional insurance
  4. Certification of profession
  5. Skype user name (for an interview with the center)

Who can apply for the ESMINT Observership?

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

  • Licensed physicians
  • ESMINT members*
  • Up to the age of 40 years
  • 6 months in diagnostic neuroradiology (including diagnostic neuroangiography) + 6 months training in clinical neurosciences
  • Working in a hospital with neuro facilities (EBNI-certified INR center, neurosurgery, stroke unit)

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

Documents (PDF) and information to be provided:

  1. Copy of the valid passport (visa with dates)
  2. Copy of proof of vaccinations BCG, DT POLIO, hepatitis B
  3. Health risk coverage Liability cover/professional insurance
  4. Certification of profession
  5. Skype user name (for an interview with the center)