Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR)




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.


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


Proposed topics


  • Designing and planning clinical research
  • Preparing a manuscript
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Career development
  • Machine learning in radiology


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 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

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.

Application deadline: July 15, 2019



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