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-income countries to create the Global Learning Center (GLC) program.

Introduced in 2019, RSNA's GLC program launched virtually in July 2020 at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Launched in September 2020, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is the host of RSNA's second GLC location. Launched in October 2021, Hospital Metropolitano in Quito, Ecuador is the host of RSNA’s third GLC location.

Over a three-year period, a team of RSNA members will work with the GLC 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. 

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.

Global Learning Center hosting requirements

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

Global Learning Center Host applications for the next site are due on June 30, 2022.  

Apply to be a Global Learning Center


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 an application for RSNA program directors and team members has passed. We will update this page with future opportunities as new information becomes available.

Contact us

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