Olmsted Fellowship


The William W. Olmsted Editorial Fellowship for Trainees is for residents and fellows in training interested in scholarly publication and editorial processes at medical journal offices.

As an Olmsted fellow, you'll learn about manuscript preparation and editing, peer review, journal production, printing and digital publishing. At the end of the fellowship, you'll complete a program evaluation and prepare a follow-up report on your experiences during and after the fellowship.

Fellowship details

The fellowship lasts for approximately one week. During this time, the Olmsted fellow will:

  • Spend two days working with the editor of Radiology in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Visit Burlington, Vermont, to work with the editor of RadioGraphics for one day
  • Meet the RSNA publications department in Oak Brook, Illinois, and learn about the production process
  • Assist the editors and attend editorial meetings during the RSNA annual meeting in Chicago



To be eligible for the Olmsted Fellowship, you must:

  • Be an RSNA member
  • Still be in training (resident, fellow)
  • Have a record of publications in scientific and/or educational peer-reviewed journals

Each department or institution should nominate only a single candidate for the fellowship in any given year. Interested individuals should coordinate their application with their department’s administration. 


One fellow is selected each year and is awarded a stipend of $3,000 to cover travel, lodging and expenses.



The application deadline has passed. The next application process begins in January 2021. For additional questions, please email editfellowships@rsna.org.

2020 Olmsted Fellow

Anna Trofimova, MD, PhD, is the 2020 RSNA William W. Olmsted Trainee Editorial Fellow. Dr. Trofimova is a neuroradiology fellow in the department of radiology and imaging sciences at Emory University in Atlanta. She earned her medical degree from Saint Petersburg State Medical University in Russia, her doctorate from Saint Petersburg Mechnikov State Medical Academy and completed two residencies in diagnostic radiology, one at the Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education in Saint Petersburg and the other at Emory University. 

Dr. Trofimova's passion for academic radiology has guided her multifaceted career as a scientific researcher, educator, journal reviewer and author. She has coauthored more than 25 manuscripts and several book chapters, is a deputy editor for Radiology In Training, is on the editorial board of the Journal of Neuroimaging and serves as a reviewer on the RadioGraphics Subspecialty Review Panel. 

Past fellows

2019 Matthew D. Alvin, MD  2011 Tara Ann Morgan, MD
2018 Elizabeth George, MD 2010 Amy M. Fowler, MD, PhD
2017 David Ballard, MD 2009 Samantha Lynn Heller, PhD, MD
2016 Karen Buch, MD 2008 Dino P. Massoglia, MD, PhD
2015 Manisha Bahl, MD 2007 Christopher Whitlow, MD, PhD
2014 Andrew Degnan, MD 2006 Anu Bansal, MD
2013 Sina Tavakoli, MD 2005 Joseph P. Erinjeri, MD, PhD
2012 Mai-Lan Ho, MD