Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR)

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Hosted by RSNA and held during the RSNA annual meeting, the Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR) workshop focuses on the importance of research in diagnostic radiology and the excitement of academic careers in radiology.

Throughout the workshop, participants will connect with successful clinical radiology researchers, future colleagues and potential mentors. ITAR participants receive a $1,000 award through their respective departments to offset travel costs to the RSNA annual meeting.

ITAR workshop dates and locations

Dec. 2–5, 2024; McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Applications are open

Applications are currently being accepted. Review the learning objectives and applicant criteria below and apply by July 22.

Learning objectives

  • Introduce residents to academic radiology early in their residencies
  • Demonstrate the importance of research in radiologic sciences
  • Share the excitement of academic careers in radiology
  • Introduce residents to successful clinical radiology researchers, future colleagues and potential mentors

Applicant criteria

This workshop is intended for:

  • Residents who will be PGY3 trainees in the 2024–25 academic year and are based in the U.S. or Canada
  • Residents within radiology, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine specialties

Each institution may nominate one radiology resident who will be in their second year (PGY-3) at the time of RSNA 2024.

  • Note: Institutions may nominate more than one radiology resident, provided they are from different residency programs within the institution. 

Course directors

  • Stella Kang, MD 
  • Savannah Partridge, PhD

Candidates must agree to attend all functions associated with the program and participate in a longitudinal study aimed to determine the program’s success.

Submit an application

Please submit your application by July 22.

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Contact us

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