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. RSNA's second GLC location, announced in September 2020, will be Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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 eligible to receive discounted RSNA dues. View the RSNA discounted dues eligible countries list.

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 (from the RSNA discounted dues list)
  • 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 and lodging 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 applications are due by Friday, July 30.  

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 travel yearly to the GLC to learn about the host site’s educational needs, present lectures and provide hands‐on training and point‐of‐care opportunities.

They will also, in collaboration with the GLC team, design a learning plan customized to the needs of the GLC using RSNA educational resources.

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

About the application process

 Applications for RSNA team member positions (program director or team members) for future GLCs are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applicants must submit an abbreviated CV (up to two pages) and a letter of intent (250-word limit) detailing their interest, experience and qualifications.

Apply for the team

 

Contact us

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