October 18, 2022 – The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) announces that the first RSNA Global Learning Center (GLC) in Asia will be hosted by Ciptomangunkusumo National Referral Hospital, University of Indonesia (FKUI/ RSCM) in Jakarta.
By partnering with established radiology departments based in low- and medium-resource countries to create learning centers, RSNA aims to work alongside host sites to improve radiology education and patient care. patients all over the world. The objective is that, thanks to these precious collaborations, the GLCs of the RSNA will become regional centers of excellence in the teaching of radiology.
“RSNA is thrilled to partner with Ciptomangunkusumo National Referral Hospital in Indonesia to bring our first global learning center to Asia,” said Umar Mahmood, MD, Ph.D., Board Liaison administration of the RSNA for international affairs. “We look forward to working together to create a personalized radiology program for the GLC that meets the educational needs of the Jakarta region.”
The first RSNA GLC was launched in early 2020 at Stellenbosch University near Cape Town, South Africa. Since then, GLCs have opened at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Tanzania and Metropolitano Hospital in Quito, Ecuador.
“As an RSNA Global Learning Center, FKUI/RSCM will launch the first radiology fellowship programs in Indonesia for female and abdominal imaging,” said Reyhan Eddy Yunus, MD, FKUI/RSCM GLC Onsite Program Director. “These programs will help deliver state-of-the-art care and become the benchmark for scholarships in the country and throughout Southeast Asia.”
Now that the host site has been selected, over a period of three years a team of RSNA members will work with the GLC to develop a customized educational plan, including a curriculum with hands-on training, didactic lectures, lectures, courses online and other training offerings. Equipment and technical assistance will also be provided according to site needs.
Members of the RSNA team will travel to Jakarta to learn about the educational needs of the GLC. The team will present lectures and provide hands-on training and point-of-care opportunities. The RSNA team, in close consultation with the local team, will design and present an education plan tailored to the needs of the GLC using RSNA education resources.
RSNA is calling for applications to join the GLC Indonesia team. Radiologists with subspecialties in female and abdominal imaging are needed. Selections will be made in December 2022. To learn more about the RSNA GLC program and team member requirements, visit RSNA.org/GLC.