The scientific activities in the Department of Radiology cover a broad spectrum of highly interesting research areas, from basic research and clinical trials to topics ranging from molecular imaging to interventional radiology. The broad spectrum of special clinical topics at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin provides an excellent basis for solid and comprehensive training programs at the Department of Radiology.

In addition to the regular clinic-internal meetings of the radiology department (case presentations, morbidity & mortality conferences, presentation of scientific projects and results, safety briefings, strategic discussions, etc.), a 45-minute advanced training course for our physicians in continuing education takes place once a week.

The training has been in existence since 2003 and will be offered additionally from September 2013 in the form of a curriculum relevant to specialists, specifically weighted according to radiological sub-areas, with a total of 99 defined topics. The curriculum can thus be completed by assistant doctors during the specialist training period slightly more than twice before the specialist examination is due.

The training is usually conducted by specialists and senior physicians, taking into account their special expertise (note: many of our clinic’s staff are recognized speakers at national and international congresses).

The advanced training has proven its worth for several years and now takes place at all three camps of the Charité.

The Radiology Training Programme has been certified platinum!

ETAP platinum certificate of excellence for the Charité Radiology training programme

On August 21st 2020, the Department of Radiology at Charité became the first German department to have been awarded a platinum certificate of the European Training Assessment Program (ETAP) of the European Board of Radiology (EBR). This is a Europe-wide standardized certification which has been accredited to our radiology training program.

Departments accredited with the platinum award – the highest possible attainable certificate – are for those aligned to the European Society of Radiology (ESR) European Training Curriculum, characterized by the availability of specialized advanced training staff, excellent and personal supervision of advanced training residents, a mentoring program, excellent training in emergency radiology, the involvement of residents in interdisciplinary team meetings, and the opportunity to work in science, management, and leadership roles, among other criteria.

Kings College Hospital in London, the University Hospital Basel, together with the Department of Radiology at Charité have been the only departments so far which have been successfully awarded this ETAP platinum certification.

 Cardiac CT Hands-on Course

Cardiac CT Course

There have been dramatic technical advances in computed tomography for imaging of the heart and particularly the coronary arteries. During the course participants will train with 100 cardiac CT cases of invasive angiography correlation. Also, overview lectures on patient preparation and scanning, as well as Image reconstruction and reading will be given.

Participants of our course (maximum enrollment of 20) are becoming familiar with the new options of state-of-the-art cardiac imaging and expand their skills through practical exercises during 5 days on their dedicated workstations.

 The course information can be found here:


The doctoral college of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin offers students and doctoral students of the Charité an extensive and free offer of student tutorials on basic skills of scientific work and is at the same time a non-binding contact for general questions about doctoral studies.

The tutorials are:

  • conceived and implemented by the student staff of the doctoral college 
  • evaluated by the participants
  • supported by a scientific advisory board

The doctoral school was founded in 2003 by Prof. Dr. Marc Dewey with the aim of continuously improving the situation of doctoral students at the Charité as well as the quality of scientific doctorates.

To this day, our goal is to pass on experiences and advice from doctoral students to other doctoral students, and we consider it a challenge to promote the exchange of knowledge and encounters between these doctoral students.

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