2024 Olmsted Fellowship

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Signup Deadline: 03-11-2024
Starts: 04-01-2024
Ends: 12-31-2024
Location: RSNA Headquarters/ 820 Jorie Blvd Ste 200, Oak Brook, IL 60523 volunteer opportunity location


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.

Application deadline

March 11, 2024

Click on Apply Now at the top of the page to submit your application.  If the Apply Now button is not visible, log in to your RSNA account in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Fellowship details

The fellowship lasts for approximately one week. Upon receipt of fellowship, recipients are invited to work with the editorial offices to tailor the fellowship to a specific journal/area of interest. A suggested itinerary is provided:

·         Spend two days working with the editor of Radiology in New York City .

·         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 peer review, editorial, and production processes.

·         Attend (virtually or in-person) the Editors’ Forum (location varies), the March Publications Council meeting (Chicago), and editorial meetings during the RSNA annual meeting (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. 

Application requirements

In addition to completing the questions on this form, please also upload the items listed below.

  • Your curriculum vitae.
  • A 500-word personal statement which includes your objectives in radiology journalism.
  • Three letters of reference: from your department chair, program director, and faculty member. The letter from your chair must include an indication that the chair agrees to let you be away from your department if you are selected as a fellow.


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


Volunteers Needed:

1 (1 open slot)

Experience Required:

See Opportunity for Details


Christine Krause