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.



Application submissions open January 1. The application deadline is April 1. To learn more, please email editfellowships@rsna.org.

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Past winners

2018 Olmsted fellow

Dr. Elizabeth George is a resident in the department of radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her undergraduate degree in medicine from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. Dr. George has received numerous national awards including the 2014 Society of Cardiovascular CT/Toshiba Young Investigator Award, the 2016 RSNA/Trainee Research Prize and the 2018 Massachusetts Medical Society/Information Technology Award. Dr. George has also been an abstract and journal reviewer for publications such as American Roentgen Ray SocietyAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology and Academic Radiology

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