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 Global Learning Centers (GLC).

First 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 Tanzania.

Over a three-year period, a team of RSNA members will work with the GLC to develop a customized educational plan including a curriculum with in-person, hands-on training, didactic lectures (virtual and in-person), conferences, online courses and other education offerings.

Based on the needs of the applicant institution, equipment and technical assistance will also be provided.

RSNA is soliciting applications for both a GLC and a team of RSNA member volunteers to work with the radiology department at the GLC.

Apply to be a global learning center

RSNA will consider host sites from countries eligible to receive discounted RSNA dues. View the RSNA discounted dues eligible countries list.

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

Hosting requirements

To be considered as a GLC applicant institutions must:

  • Must be a university or hospital
  • Must be located in eligible countries (from the RSNA discounted dues list)
  • Must demonstrate a need for radiology education and resources
  • Must have an established radiology department (defined as staffed with at least one radiologist)
  • Must have a 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 visits twice a year. The GLC will be expected to demonstrate the ability to provide IT‐related support, a reliable internet connection and basic classroom furniture.

Application process

The application deadline has passed. 

The Committee for International Radiology Education (CIRE) will review applications and communicate results in August/September 2020.

Please note that if a department is selected as a GLC, a local Program Director must be identified to serve as the point of contact with RSNA. Also, members of the radiology department hosting the GLC will be required to become RSNA members, through the discounted dues program. Complimentary membership will be offered at the launch of the program for one year.

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 and serve a one-year term.

One of the four volunteers will be appointed as RSNA Program Director. The RSNA Program Director will serve a term of three years.

RSNA team members will travel up to twice yearly to the GLC to learn about the host site’s educational needs, and present lectures, hands‐on training and point‐of‐care opportunities.

The RSNA team, in close consultation with the local team, will design and present an educational plan, customized to the needs of the GLC, using RSNA educational resources.

Team member requirements

To be considered for a position on the RSNA team, applicants must:

  • Must be RSNA members in good standing
  • Must be an expert in his/her field/subspecialty
  • Must have three years (or more) teaching experience
  • Must have experience working in low‐middle income countries

To be considered for RSNA Program Director, applicants must:

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

Program participants, which include RSNA team member and the GLC Program Director, will meet at the RSNA annual meeting in Chicago to evaluate progress, share best practices and experiences and discuss the objectives and goals for the upcoming year.

Application process

Applications for the Program Director in 2020 are no longer being accepted. Applications for team members and future program directors are accepted on a rolling basis.

As part of the application, applicants will be asked to submit an abbreviated CV (no more than two pages) and a letter of intent (250-word limit) detailing the applicant’s interest in the program and her/his qualifications.

The GLC subcommittee will review applications and communicate with successful applicants on a rolling basis.

The Committee for International Radiology Education (CIRE) will recommend program participants to the Board Liaison for International Affairs for final selection.

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If you have questions about the GLC program, please email