ETAP Subcommittee

The European Training Assessment Programme (ETAP) is a subcommittee of the ESR Education Committee. It was established in 2001 as a joint initiative with the UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists) Radiology Section and is currently equally funded by both partners.

It aims to:

  • Improve and harmonise the standards of radiology training in Europe based on the European Training Curriculum for Radiology
  • Provide institutions that offer postgraduate radiology education with objective assessment of their training programmes by external assessors nominated by the ESR
  • Develop assessment systems and guidelines for use by postgraduate education authorities at a national level.

To view the current composition of the ETAP Subcommittee:

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To view and download the ETAP Brochure: 

ETAP Brochure

How to apply for an ETAP visit

Genereal information:

  • The assessment is voluntary and does not constitute a regulatory process
  • It is conducted by a lead assessor and a co-assessor from ETAP
  • It is also recommended to include a third resident assessor from the ESR Radiology Trainees Forum (RTF) to provide the perspective of a trainee
  • The visit lasts 2 days
  • The preparation time is at least 6 months
  • During the visit the following areas are evaluated:
    •           the structure and management of the training programme
    •           the delivery of training and education
    •           the radiology facilities and resources
    •           the outcomes


Travel costs are covered by the ETAP budget, while the host institution organises and pays for the assessors’ accommodation. The assessors themselves do not receive any payment.

Application criteria: 

Your institution:

  • is in one of the ESR institutional member countries
  • offers full post-graduate radiology residency training, i.e. full training in all aspects of radiology
  • should have at least 5 residents per year

Information and application:

  • In order to apply, please fill in the ETAP request of information and submit it electronically to boardaffairs [@] myesr [.] org
  • For further information, please contact the ESR Office at boardaffairs [@] myesr [.] org

In June 2013, the ETAP Subcommittee developed the document "How to turn your department into a radiology training reference centre". For more information:

ETAP visits: training centres

Within the framework of the European Training Assessment Programme (ETAP) an assessment visit was performed in the following centres:


Oulu University Hospital
Department of Radiology
Oulu/ Finland
Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Centre
Department of Radiology
Jerusalem/ Israel



Ege University School of Medicine

Department of Radiology

Izmir/ Turkey



Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno Klinikos

Department of Radiology

Kaunas/ Lithuania

University Hospital Center Split

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

Split/ Croatia

Norrlands Universitetssjukhus Umeå

Department of Radiology

Umeå/ Sweden


Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine - Department of Radiology Ankara/ Turkey



Hannover Medical School

Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

Hannover/ Germany

Hospital Universitario y Politecnico La Fe

Department of Radiology

Valencia/ Spain



University Hospital of Turku

Radiology Training Programme

Turku/ Finland

Hospital Clinic Barcelona

Department of Radiology

Barcelona/ Spain

Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital

Department of Radiology

Istanbul/ Turkey

Imaging, University Hospital "Sf. Spiridon"

Department of Radiology

Iasi/ Romania

University Hospital Center Zagreb

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

Zagreb/ Croatia



University Hospital Cracow

Department of Radiology

Cracow/ Poland



Erasmus Medical Centre

Department of Radiology

Rotterdam/The Netherlands
Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine Izmir/ Turkey

Haukeland University Hospital (HUS)

Department of Radiological Imaging

Bergen/ Norway

University Hospital of Olomouc

Department of Radiology

Olomouc/ Czech Republic



University of Chieti

Department of Radiology

Chieti/ Italy

University Hospital of Heraklion

Department of Radiology

Heraklion/ Greece

University of Rennes

Department of Radiology

Rennes/ France



Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University

Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Oncotherapy

Budapest/ Hungary

Lund University Hospital

Centre for Medical Imaging and Physiology

Lund/ Sweden

University Hospital Sofia

Department of Radiology

Sofia/ Bulgaria

How to turn your department into a radiology training reference centre

In June 2013, the ETAP Subcommittee and the ESR Executive Council have approved the document “How to turn your department into a radiology training reference centre”, which aims to serve as a basic guideline to radiology departments in evaluating their level of quality. The document is based on the European Training Curriculum for Radiology and intends to foster the constant improvement of radiology departments across Europe.

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