Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
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Student internships

The CIRSE’s ETF has established contacts to several medical institutions in Europe that have an IR department in place or perform IR procedures and are willing to offer an internship to medical students to help them learn what it would be like to work as an interventional radiologist.

Two-week internship at the NKUA, Athens

Hear what impact her two-week internship at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has had on medical student Karolina Brzegowy!

Two-week internship at the NKUA, Athens

We spoke to medical student Barbora Cechova about her two week interventional radiology internship experience at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Please note the CIRSE only provides medical students with a contact to the institutions but does not organise the internship, student’s stay and accommodation in the host country, or the travel expenses. If you as a medical student are interested in such internship, please make sure that you are able to travel to this country of your interest, have valid VISA (if applicable), can cover the costs and expenses, and meet the language requirements.

Below you can see the list of countries and institutions where you can start your IR career while still being enrolled in the undergraduate medical degree!

CountryCityInstitution/medical centreLength of
Language skills required
(B2/C1 level of at least
one of the listed languages)
BelgiumGhentUniversity Hospital3-4 monthsEnglish, Dutch,
German, French
LeuvenUniversity HospitalTBCEnglish, Dutch
CroatiaDubravaUniversity Hospital in Dubrava4 weeksEnglish, Croatian
RijekaClinical Hospital centre Rijeka4 weeksEnglish, Croatian
ZagrebUniversity Hospital Centre Zagreb4 weeksEnglish, Croatian
FinlandTampereTampere University HospitalTBCEnglish, Italian, Finnish
TurkuTurku University Hospital3 monthsEnglish, Finnish
FranceBordeauxInstitut Bergonié, BordeauxTBCFrench, English, Spanish
DijonHôpitaux Universitaires de DijonTBCFrench, English, Italian
StrasbourgHôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg TBCFrench, English, Italian
GermanyMunichTechnical University of Munich 1-3 weeksGerman, English
GreeceAthensNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens 2-3 weeksEnglish, Greek
HungaryBudapestSemmelweis University2-4 weeksHungarian, English
ItalyNaplesCardarelli HospitalFrom 1 week to up to 3 monthsItalian, English
LatviaRigaRiga East Clinical University Hospital1-3 monthsLatvian, English
NorwayDrammenVestre Viken, Drammen Sykehus2 weeksSkandinavian, English
TønsbergVestfold Hospital Trust1-4 weeksSkandinavian, English,
SlovakiaBratislavaCardiovascular Institute2-4 weeksSlovak, Czech, English
TrnavaUniversity Hospital Trnava1-8 weeksSlovak, Czech, English
SloveniaCeljeGeneral hospital Celje4-8 weeksSlovenian, English
LjubljanaUniversity medical centre Ljubljana4-8 weeksSlovenian, English
MariborUniversity medical Centre MariborTBCSlovenian, English,
SpainBarcelonaHospital Vall d´Hebron2-4 weeksSpanish, English
GironaHospital Universitario Dr. Josep Trueta / Institut de Diagnòstic per Imatge (IDI)2-4 weeksSpanish, English, French, Catalan
GuadalajaraHospital Universitario de Guadalajara3-6 weeksSpanish, English
MadridHospital Clínico San Carlos1 monthSpanish, English
MadridHospital Universitario Infanta Sofía2-8 weeksSpanish, English
MadridClínica Universidad de Navarra1-12 monthsSpanish, English
MajadahondaHospital Universitario Puerta de Hierromin. 1 weekSpanish, English
Puerto de la CruzCentro de Diagnóstico y Terapéutica Endoluminal - Grupo Hospiten Tenerife2-3 monthsSpanish, English
SabadellHospital universitari parc Taulí2 weeksSpanish, English
ToledoHospital Virgen de la Salud1 monthSpanish, English, French
SwitzerlandLusanneCentre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) - Lausanne University Hospital
and University of Lausanne
6 monthsFrench, English
LuzernLuzerner Kantonsspital2-4 weeksGerman, English
WinterthurKantonsspital Winterthur2-4 weeksGerman, English
ZürichStadtspital Waid + Triemli4 weeksGerman, English
United KingdomLondonGuy's and St Thomas' HospitalN/AEnglish
StaffordshireRoyal Stoke University Hospital4 weeksEnglish

To apply, all you need to do is:

  1. Update your CV
  2. Get a confirmation from your university stating that you are enrolled in the undergraduate medical degree programme
  3. Decide on the country and the institution you are interested to do the internship at
  4. State the possible start and length of your internship

…and send this all to [email protected]

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected].

We look forward to connecting you with the institution of your interest!

**Please note that CIRSE is only responsible for organising contacts between interested medical students and institutions, and thereby takes no responsibility for vetting candidates or institutions. All internship arrangements shall be determined and agreed upon between the medical institution and student, independent of CIRSE. It is the sole responsibility of each participant to independently investigate and determine the suitability of the ensuing internship arrangements. CIRSE is therefore not liable for any claims associated with said arrangements.

***Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic some of the institutions listed above are currently unable to accommodate medical students.