This program encourages young radiologists from countries outside the United States and Canada to pursue careers in academic radiology. The four-day seminar is conducted each year during the RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Candidates include residents and fellows currently in radiology training programs, or radiologists not more than two years out of training who are beginning or considering an academic career. Nominations are made by the candidate’s department chair or training director. Department chairs and training directors may only nominate one candidate per year. English fluency is required.
The RSNA Committee on International Radiology Education recommends 15 international young academics for consideration by the Society’s Board of Directors each year. Successful candidates receive complimentary registration, shared hotel accommodations for the duration of the program, and a stipend to help defray travel expenses.
“The IRIYA program helped me discover that a career in radiology research is not only possible, but vastly rewarding. I met esteemed mentors who started me on the path to success in my native Germany and across the world. I am now able to share what I have learned with new generations: I have presented RSNA refresher courses and served on RSNA’s Committee for International Radiology Education, which enables me to show promising young academics the great possibilities for their future.”
Winfried A. Willinek, 2004 IRIYA Academic“Wonderful course, well organized, great personal experience as well as providing inspiring career advice. Thank you for the opportunity.”
“It was a very interesting week for me. I learned a lot from the speakers, but more importantly, I made a lot of new contacts with people all over the world who are as excited as me about research!”
Participants in 2015 came from a variety of counties, including Albania, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Through the years, Introduction to Research for International Young Academics has attracted participants from many counties, including: