Global Learning Centers

In order to improve radiology education and patient care around the world, RSNA is partnering with established radiology departments based in low- or middle-resourced countries to create the Global Learning Center (GLC) program.

Over a three-year period, a team of RSNA members will work with an institution to develop a customized learning plan including a curriculum with in-person, hands-on training, didactic lectures (virtual and in person), conferences, online courses and other education offerings. Equipment and technical assistance will also be provided.

Since the program’s introduction in 2019, RSNA has established three GLC sites, in South Africa, Tanzania and Ecuador. A recently selected fourth location in Indonesia will be host to RSNA’s first GLC site established in Asia. The program will be focused on women’s and abdominal imaging.

Learn more about each location below and find out how to become an RSNA team member in Indonesia.

RSNA GLC locations

Ciptomangunkusumo National Referral Hospital at the University of Indonesia (FKUI/RSCM) in Jakarta, Indonesia — announced October 2022; team member applications now open

Hospital Metropolitano in Quito, Ecuador — established January 2022

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania — established January 2021

Stellenbosch University in South Africa — established January 2020


Tanzania

Apply to be an RSNA team member

After a GLC is selected, a team of up to four RSNA volunteers will be selected to match the needs of the GLC:

  • A program director
  • Team members

RSNA team members will collaborate with the GLC team to design a learning plan customized to the needs of the GLC using RSNA’s educational resources. 

Team members will execute the learning plan with lectures, hands‐on training and point‐of‐care opportunities. Education will be both virtual and in person at the GLC.  

Team member requirements

To be considered for an RSNA program director, applicants must:

  • Be an RSNA member in good standing
  • Be an expert in his or her field/subspecialty
  • Have five years (or more) of teaching experience
  • Have experience working in low- and middle‐income countries and/or current RSNA outreach programs

To be considered for RSNA team member positions, applicants must:

  • Be an RSNA member in good standing
  • Be an expert in his or her field/subspecialty
  • Have three years (or more) of teaching experience
  • Have experience working in low- and middle‐income countries

The GLC program director will be expected to serve for three years, while supporting team members may apply for 18-month terms. Please inform us if you would like to be considered for the program director role, a team member role or both. 

About the application process for directors and team members

The deadline to submit applications for RSNA program directors and team members is Nov. 28.

Apply now 


Looking to volunteer, but unable to commit to long-term work? Add your name to our GLC microvolunteering list! If a short-term opportunity arises that matches your area of expertise, we will contact you.

Global Learning Center hosting requirements

RSNA will consider host institutions from countries classified as low- to middle-income by the World Bank.

Past host institutions from the International Visiting Professor Program in eligible countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

To be considered as a GLC, applicant institutions must:

  • Be a university or hospital
  • Be located in eligible countries (classified as low- to middle-income by the World Bank)
  • Demonstrate a need for radiology education and resources
  • Have an established radiology department (defined as staffed with at least one radiologist)
  • Have a designated team lead who will serve as a primary contact with English fluency

Upon selection, the GLC will be responsible for covering local expenses for RSNA team members during site visits. The GLC will be expected to demonstrate the ability to provide IT‐related support, a reliable internet connection and basic classroom furniture.

GLC program participants will also be required to become RSNA members, through the RSNA discounted dues program.

Global Learning Center application process

The deadline to submit Global Learning Center host applications has passed.

Tanzania

Contact us

If you have questions about the GLC program, please email CIRE@rsna.org.