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Professional Development

Numerous organizations provide opportunities for resident, fellow and faculty professional growth. The UC Department of Radiology strongly supports participation in academic development programs.

Listed below are some of the education, leadership, and research development programs for faculty and trainees, with names of previous UC Radiology participants.

Interested candidates are encouraged to talk to past participants about the benefits of these programs.

AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar

This three and a half-day seminar is designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the instructor or assistant professor level, and in the early stages of leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. Seminar attendees develop academic medicine career building skills and employ strategic thinking about their career development. Leadership topics are also covered.
Learn more about this seminar

AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar

The seminar's three and a half-day curriculum is designed to provide mid-career faculty with the knowledge and skills required to continue advancing to leadership roles in academic medicine. This intensive seminar covers a variety of leadership topics, and emphasizes the skills related to the effective formation and use of teams.
Learn more about this seminar

American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Clinician Educator Development Program (CEDP)

Workshops for junior faculty physicians are presented by leading educators and cover a varity of topics such as, Adult learning theory and practice, Developing curriculum, Interactive techniques and exercises

and more. Chairpersons and medical directors at medical schools, affiliated hospitals and clinical research institutions are invited to nominate candidates for this program.

Learn more about CEDP

AUR Academic Faculty Development Program

The goal of the AUR Academic Faculty Development Program is to bring together promising junior radiology physician faculty members early in their academic careers for a one-day program of education and networking. The program is designed for those within their first 5 years of faculty appointment.

AUR membership is required to participate in this program. For additional information, contact the AUR office at or 630-368-3730.

AUR Radiology Management Program

The Radiology Management Program is designed for approximately 30 radiologists and administrators and focuses on management and leadership training and is based primarily on the case-study method, in combination with keynote talks. This program is not intended for junior faculty.

AUR membership is required to participate in this program. For additional information, contact the AUR office at or 630-368-3730.

AUR Radiology Resident Academic Leadership Development (ARRALD) Program

The AUR Radiology Resident Academic Leadership Development (ARRALD) Program provides focused mentorship, leadership, and academic development activities to a group of high-potential second-year (PGY-3) radiology residents in order to better prepare for their transition into successful careers as leaders in academic radiology. The program combines existing AUR sessions with specific program content in order to provide a curriculum that will enable the participating resident to hone his or her skills in leadership, teaching, and other tasks that will be of ongoing value in career development whether he or she ends up in academics, or as a leader in private practice or industry.

If you have any questions, contact the AUR office at 630-368-3730 or

Creating and Optimizing the Research Enterprise Workshop (CORE)

This is a 1 and half-day workshop sponsored by the RSNA for representatives from departments of radiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine.
Learn more about the CORE workshop

ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine)

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) program is a year-long part-time fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry and public health. The program is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions.

View the ELAM website for more information.

The ELAM Program
Drexel University College of Medicine
2900 West Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129
Phone: 215.991.8240 | Fax: 215.991.8171

Melvin M. Figley Fellowship in Radiology Journalism

ARRS offers an annual fellowship in radiology journalism. Radiologists practicing in the U.S. and Canada are eligible for the Figley Fellowships every year. Applicants must be a member of the ARRS when the application is submitted and for the duration of the fellowship. Figley Fellowships are announced in December of each year. The fellowships must be completed within a year. 

For information about the Figley Fellowship

GE-Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Program

Since their inauguration in 1992, AUR GERRAF fellowships have been one of the most sought-after awards in academic radiology.

Contact Information:
GERRAF Program Manager
Association of University Radiologists
Phone: 630-368-3730

NIH Grantsmanship Workshop

A four-hour workshop sponsored by the RSNA to provide participants an introduction to writing a grant proposal for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), specifically related to the radiologic sciences

Topics include: elements of a good grant proposal; understanding the review process at NIH; planning the proposal; details of the peer-review system; and the process of the study section in the review of grant applications.

More information can be obtained on the RSNA website under "NIH Grantsmanship."

RSNA Advanced Course in Grant Writing

The purpose of this RSNA-sponsored course is to assist participants, generally junior faculty members, to prepare and submit a National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), or other equivalent grant application. Using the NIH RO1 application as a model, the course instructor will discuss a variety of topics to help participants write good grant applications.

For more information on this program

RSNA Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop

This intensive 6 and half-day workshop sponsored by the RSNA will train fellows and junior faculty in clinical trials protocol development.

The expected outcome of the workshop will be a well-developed clinical trial study design ready for development into a grant application for external funding.

More information about this program can be obtained by contacting Fiona Miller at the RSNA Department of Scientific Affairs; E-mail:; Phone: 630-590-7741; Fax: 630-571-7837

RSNA Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal

A new grant writing program for researchers in radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, and related sciences who are interested in actively pursuing federal funding. This 1½ day workshop is guided by a faculty of leading researchers with extensive experience in all aspects of grant applications and funding. The program will focus on developing realistic expectations of and tools for getting started on the grant process.

More information about this program can be obtained on the RSNA website or calling the RSNA at 1-630-571-2670; Toll Free U.S. and Canada, 1-800-381-6660; Office Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm CT, Monday – Friday.

SCARD Leadership and Management in Radiology Program

This program takes place over two half days and covers the demands and expectations of serving as a radiology department chair. It is conducted in conjunction with the SCARD Fall Meeting. The program will focus on the major challenges facing academic radiology departments and how to solve them. The sessions will be both didactic and interactive. The target audience is newly appointed chairs, interested faculty members (both junior and senior), chief residents and business administrators.

More information about this program can be obtained on the SCARD website or by e-mailing SCARD at or by contacting the SCARD office at 1-630-368-3731.

American College of Radiology Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference (AMCLC) – Resident Representatives

Chapter Leaders Workshop  The Chapter Leaders Workshop at the ACR Annual Meeting is an opportunity to network with peers and discuss common relevant issues as well as discover new and innovative ways to grow and serve your chapter membership.ACR Chapter and Member Engagement staff are available to assist you with any questions about your leadership role. For further information, contact Katie Kuhn at 800-227-5463, ext. 5785.

RSNA/AUR/ARRS Introduction to Academic Radiology

This is a 15–18 hour introductory course in research, sponsored by the RSNA, AUR, and ARRS, presented over the course of 4–5 days at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America or at the annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society.

More information about this program can be obtained by contacting the RSNA at: 1-630-571-2670; Toll Free U.S. and Canada, 1-800-381-6660; Office Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm CT, Monday – Friday.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Leading Quality Improvement: Essentials for Managers

This is a 9 month virtual professional development program. Instruction provided on how to achieve goals, nuture staff enthusiasm and commitment and improve processes.

Anyone who has direct reports and manages an organization's strategic goals at the microsystem or unit level should take this course. 

More information may be obtained by calling IHI at 1-617-301-4800 or toll free at 866-787-0831 or e-mailing and at the IHI website.