International Visiting Professor Program

RSNA supports global radiology education through the International Visiting Professor (IVP) Program. This program allows small teams of visiting professors to teach at select hospitals with radiology residency training programs in developing nations.

We’d like to extend a special thanks to Agfa Healthcare and Fujifilm Medical Systems for their continued support of this program.


Host country

National, regional, or local radiology societies, universities, and hospitals in, or that primarily serve, developing nations may host an IVP team. The host institution will select and organize visits to local hospitals with active radiology training programs that have a need for educational enrichment from an IVP team.

Application requirements

Host applications must be completed jointly by the host institution and local hospitals and should include the following:

  • Description of specific educational needs, such as modality or subspecialty interests
  • List of the staff members fluent in English
  • The number of residents in each year of training and the percentage of those capable of understanding a presentation delivered in English

 Please note: Educational institutions that are adjuncts of private practices are not eligible for this program.

Hosting requirements

Every host institution is expected to provide the following as part of the International Visiting Professor Program:

  • Hotel accommodations and meals for the duration of the IVP team’s visit
  • A contact who can communicate the program, schedule and hospitality arrangements to IVP team members and RSNA
  • Evaluate the IVP team for RSNA within two weeks of the visit

2020 host applications

The deadline for 2020 applications have passed. Applications for the 2021 program will begin in Fall 2020.


Visiting professors

Our visiting professors are experienced teachers who are engaging, have a passion for education and are experts in their subspecialty of radiology. Before volunteering to serve on the IVP team, please review "What to Expect as a Visiting Professor" (PDF) to make sure this is the right position for you.

Some important things to note about the program are:

  • All travel, accommodations and associated expenses are covered by either RSNA or the host institution.
  • Airfare must be arranged through RSNA’s travel agent.
  • IVPs cannot receive funding from sources other than the host institution, their own institution and RSNA.
  • All IVP team members are expected to fill out a questionnaire and written report about their program experience once it is completed.

2020 visiting professor application

The deadline for 2020 applications have passed. Applications for the 2021 program will begin in Fall 2020.



If you have any questions about the International Visiting Professor Program, please email

Program history

Year Countries Visited
2018 Mexico, Tanzania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Guatemala, Indonesia, Uganda 
2017 Indonesia, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Sri Lanka
2016 Mexico, Mongolia, Philippines, Ghana
2015 Chile, Nicaragua, Mexico
2014 Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico
2013 Russia, Kenya, Mexico
2012 Nepal, Vietnam, Mexico, El Salvador
2011 Malaysia, Mexico, Lithuania, Myanmar
2010 Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand
2009 Argentina, Bolivia, Estonia, Mexico, South Africa
2008 China, Mexico, Nigeria, Vietnam
2007 Algeria, Honduras, Mexico, Uganda
2006 Chile, India, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico
2005 Brazil, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Thailand
2004 Argentina, Mexico, Romania
2003 El Salvador, Guatemala, South Africa
2002 Colombia, Fiji, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Thailand
2001 Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, India, Nicaragua, Uruguay
2000 Ecuador, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka
1999 Brazil, Hungary, Lithuania, Turkey
1998 Ecuador, India
1997 Ecuador, India, Syria
1996 Ukraine
1995 Chile, Ecuador, India, Kenya, Malaysia
1994 India, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Thailand, West Indies
1993 Chile, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania
1992 Fiji, Kenya, Malaysia
1991 Kenya, West Indies
1990 India, Malaysia
1989 Pakistan
1988 Jamaica
1987 Kenya