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.

The 2022 application cycle is closed and will reopen again in 2023.

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 Phoenix to work with the editor of RadioGraphics for one day
  • Have a virtual visit with the editors of the RSNA subspecialty journals
  • 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 and deadline

The 2022 application cycle is closed and will reopen again in 2023.

Contact us

For questions, please email editfellowships@rsna.org.

2021 Olmsted Fellow

Kaitlin Marie Marquis, MD, was named the 2021 RSNA William W. Olmsted Trainee Editorial Fellow.

Dr. Marquis is chief resident at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She earned her medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), Kansas City, Kansas.

Dr. Marquis served on the RSNA 2020 RadioGraphics Resident Subspecialty Review Panel. She also served as a University of Kansas Medical Center student ambassador, as the director of radiology at the JayDoc Free Clinic, a student-run clinic providing non-emergency urgent and preventative care to the uninsured and underinsured populations of Kansas City through KUMC and as the research coordinator for the Department of Otolaryngology at KUMC. She is the author of six peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Past fellows

2020 Anna Trofimova, MD, PhD 2012 Mai-Lan Ho, MD
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