Introduction to Academic Radiology


Co-sponsored by RSNA, the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) and the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), this in-person course shares the importance of research in diagnostic radiology and the excitement of academic careers in radiology. Participants will meet successful clinical radiology researchers, future colleagues and potential mentors.

Each department whose candidate is selected will be awarded a $1,000 grant. This money is intended to be used by the department to help advance the candidate's academic career.

Proposed topics

  • Designing a research question
  • Preparing a manuscript
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Career development
  • Realities of an academic career
  • Health policy and patient engagement

Applicant criteria

This workshop is for residents in the second year of their residencies (PGY3) in a program based in the United States or Canada. We accept residents within radiology, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine specialties. Candidates must agree to attend all functions associated with the program and participate in a longitudinal study aimed to determine the program’s success.

Dates and locations

Dec. 1-6, 2019 in Chicago, IL OR at the ARRS annual meeting held May 3-8, 2020 in Chicago, IL.

RSNA will assign selected candidates to attend either the program. The nomination form allows you to indicate preferred dates. We will do our best to honor a preference, but this is not guaranteed.

Application process

The application deadline for 2018-19 has passed. The nomination form for the 2019-2020 program will be available March 2019. One nomination per department is allowed. ITAR participants receive free registration to the RSNA annual meeting, but the cost of transportation, hotel and living expenses for the participant is the responsibility of the department or resident.


Please direct all workshop questions to and we will be happy to assist you.