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 more about what working as an interventional radiologist would be like.
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!
|Country||City||Institution/medical centre||Length of |
|Language skills required |
(B2/C1 level of at least
one of the listed languages)
|Belgium||Ghent||University Hospital||3-4 months||English, Dutch, |
|Leuven||University Hospital||TBC||English, Dutch|
|Croatia||Dubrava||University Hospital in Dubrava||4 weeks||English, Croatian|
|Rijeka||Clinical Hospital centre Rijeka||4 weeks||English, Croatian|
|Zagreb||University Hospital Centre Zagreb||4 weeks||English, Croatian|
|Finland||Tampere||Tampere University Hospital||TBC||English, Italian, Finnish|
|Turku||Turku University Hospital||3 months||English, Finnish|
|France||Bordeaux||Institut Bergonié, Bordeaux||TBC||French, English, Spanish|
|Dijon||Hôpitaux Universitaires de Dijon||TBC||French, English, Italian|
|Strasbourg||Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg||TBC||French, English, Italian|
|Germany||Munich||Technical University of Munich||1-3 weeks||German, English|
|Greece||Athens||National and Kapodistrian University of Athens||2-3 weeks||English, Greek|
|Hungary||Budapest||Semmelweis University||2-4 weeks||Hungarian, English|
|Italy||Naples||Cardarelli Hospital||From 1 week to up to 3 months||Italian, English|
|Latvia||Riga||Riga East Clinical University Hospital||1-3 months||Latvian, English|
|Norway||Drammen||Vestre Viken, Drammen Sykehus||2 weeks||Skandinavian, English|
|Tønsberg||Vestfold Hospital Trust||1-4 weeks||Skandinavian, English, |
|Slovakia||Bratislava||Cardiovascular Institute||2-4 weeks||Slovak, English|
|Slovenia||Celje||General hospital Celje||4-8 weeks||Slovenian, English|
|Ljubljana||University medical centre Ljubljana||4-8 weeks||Slovenian, English|
|Maribor||University medical Centre Maribor||TBC||Slovenian, English, |
|Spain||Barcelona||Hospital Vall d´Hebron||2-4 weeks||Spanish, English|
|Girona||Hospital Universitario Dr. Josep Trueta / Institut de Diagnòstic per Imatge (IDI)||2-4 weeks||Spanish, English, French, Catalan|
|Guadalajara||Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara||3-6 weeks||Spanish, English|
|Madrid||Hospital Clínico San Carlos||1 month||Spanish, English|
|Madrid||Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofía||2-8 weeks||Spanish, English|
|Madrid||Clínica Universidad de Navarra||1-12 months||Spanish, English|
|Majadahonda||Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro||min. 1 week||Spanish, English|
|Puerto de la Cruz||Centro de Diagnóstico y Terapéutica Endoluminal - Grupo Hospiten Tenerife||2-3 months||Spanish, English|
|Sabadell||Hospital universitari parc Taulí||2 weeks||Spanish, English|
|Toledo||Hospital Virgen de la Salud||1 month||Spanish, English, French|
|Switzerland||Lusanne||Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) - Lausanne University Hospital|
and University of Lausanne
|6 months||French, English|
|Luzern||Luzerner Kantonsspital||2-4 weeks||German, English|
|Zürich||Stadtspital Waid + Triemli||4 weeks||German, English|
|United Kingdom||London||Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital||N/A||English|
|Staffordshire||Royal Stoke University Hospital||4 weeks||English|
To apply, all you need to do is:
- Update your CV
- Get a confirmation from your university stating that you are enrolled in the undergraduate medical degree programme
- Decide on the country and the institution you are interested to do the internship at
- 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.