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    • International Visiting Professor Program

    • The RSNA has supported international education through its International Visiting Professor Program since 1986. This program, administered by the Committee on International Radiology Education (CIRE), supports small teams of visiting professors to provide education at selected local hospitals with radiology residency training programs, in or serving developing nations.

      RSNA thanks Agfa Healthcare and Fujifilm Medical Systems for their support of the International Visiting Professor program.

      International Host Country

      National, regional or local; radiology societies, universities; or host hospitals in, or that primarily serve, developing countries are invited to apply to host an International Visiting Professor (IVP) team. The host institution will select and organize visits to local hospitals that have active radiology training programs with the need and potential for educational enrichment from a visiting professor team. Host institution applications should describe specific educational needs (e.g., modality or organ-specific interests). If desired, the IVP team will lecture at the host's national radiology society meeting. 

      “[The IVP Program] Improves Radiological Residents training, adds new concepts and techniques to be applied in the short term in daily hospital practice, improves teaching skills of faculty members, helps implement gold standards as to improve quality in daily practices.”

      - Mexican Federation of Radiology and Imaging (FMRI)

      Applications must be completed jointly by the host institution and the local hospitals. In addition, hospital applications must specify the names of staff fluent in English, the number of residents in each year of training, and the percentage of those residents who are capable of understanding teaching presentations delivered in English. Educational institutions that are adjuncts of private practices are not eligible for this program.

      The host institution is expected to:

      • provide hotel accommodations and meals for the IVP team for the duration of their visit
      • appoint a contact who will be able to communicate program, schedule,and hospitality arrangements with the IVP team members and the RSNA staff contact;
      • complete evaluation forms provided by the RSNA within two weeks of the IVP visit.

      Applications for the 2019 International Visiting Professor Program (due February 1, 2018):

    • Dr. Angtuaco Philippines IVP 2016

      Above, Dr. Teresita L. Angtuaco reviews cases with residents during a visit to the Philippines.

      International Visiting Professors

      Visiting professors are experienced teachers who are experts in their subspecialty area of radiology. The RSNA Committee is looking for engaging radiologists from around the world who have a passion for teaching. Before volunteering to serve as an International Visiting Professor, please review What to Expect as an IVP.

      All travel (air itineraries must be arranged through RSNA's travel agent), accommodations and associated expenses are covered by either the RSNA or the host society. RSNA Visiting Professors may not receive funding from sources other than the host institution, their own institution, and the RSNA. At the conclusion of the assignment, the visiting professor is expected to complete a questionnaire as well as submit a written report about their program experiences.

      Visiting Professor Application  

      Please contact cire@rsna.org with questions about this program

      “Having grown up in South Korea, I was able to experience the transformation of a country from a poor and undeveloped nation to a modern, high-tech society. Many of my teachers trained in countries such as Japan, Germany and the U.S., and returned to Korea to help develop the medical profession. I have always felt the need to give back in the same fashion, and going to Nepal was simply a dream come true.”

      - Dr. Young Kim, visiting professor to Nepal in 2012.

      International Visiting Professor Program History

      Year Countries Visited   Year Countries Visited
      2017 Indonesia, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Sri Lanka   2001 Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, India, Nicaragua, Uruguay
      2016   Mexico, Mongolia, Philippines, Ghana   2000 Ecuador, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka
      2015 Chile, Nicaragua, Mexico   1999 Brazil, Hungary, Lithuania, Turkey
      2014 Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico   1998 Ecuador, India
      2013 Russia, Kenya, Mexico   1997 Ecuador, India, Syria
      2012 Nepal, Vietnam, Mexico, El Salvador   1996 Ukraine
      2011 Malaysia, Mexico, Lithuania, Myanmar   1995 Chile, Ecuador, India, Kenya, Malaysia
      2010 Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand   1994 India, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Thailand, West Indies
      2009 Argentina, Bolivia, Estonia, Mexico, South Africa   1993 Chile, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania
      2008 China, Mexico, Nigeria, Vietnam   1992 Fiji, Kenya, Malaysia
      2007 Algeria, Honduras, Mexico, Uganda   1991 Kenya, West Indies
      2006 Chile, India, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico   1990 India, Malaysia
      2005 Brazil, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Thailand   1989 Pakistan
      2004 Argentina, Mexico, Romania   1988 Jamaica
      2003 El Salvador, Guatemala, South Africa   1987 Kenya
      2002 Colombia, Fiji, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Thailand