RSNA has announced the launch of a new program designed to improve radiology education and patient care in low- and middle-income countries throughout the world. The RSNA Global Learning Centers (GLC) program is scheduled to begin in 2020.
“The Global Learning Centers program offers a unique opportunity to develop a tailored education program, based on the specific needs and requirements of the host community,” Umar Mahmood, MD, PhD, RSNA board liaison for international affairs, said in a prepared statement. “We will be able to tap into a wealth of RSNA resources and provide a team of dedicated volunteers to create a comprehensive, dynamic curriculum for the GLC.”
The plan is for one established radiology department in need of assistance to be selected as a GLC each year, and for as many as three to be operating at the same time. It is expected to take three years for a group of RSNA members to work with each GLC to develop an education plan, “including a curriculum with hands-on training, didactic lectures, conferences, online courses and other education offerings.” Equipment and technical help will be also provided to each location as needed.
More information on this new program, including how radiology departments can apply, is available here.