OAK BROOK, Ill. (July 1, 2015) — Radiologist Thomas C. Winter, M.D., will bring his medical expertise to Mexico as part of the International Visiting Professor Program offered by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The program fosters international relations among radiology societies to assist with medical education in developing and newly developed nations.
Dr. Winter, radiology professor at University of Utah Health Care in Salt Lake City, will be joined by a fellow radiologist as he embarks July 5 on the seven-day trip. He will spend his visit giving presentations and teaching intensive seminars to radiology residents, as well as attending conferences and meetings.
The program is mutually beneficial. The visiting team of radiologists informs local doctors and hospitals about the latest advances in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology. In turn, the visiting professors experience firsthand the obstacles faced by medical professionals in the host countries.
"I'm excited about this opportunity to teach in an international setting," Dr. Winter said. "Even though I'm going there as a visiting professor, I find that on trips like these I always end up learning more valuable medical information than I impart. In addition, it's a great way to meet and make new lifelong friends."
Dr. Winter, who is also director of body imaging and adjunct professor of obstetrics and gynecology at University of Utah Health Care, will be accompanied by Dushyant V. Sahani, M.D., radiologist and director of CT at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
In addition to speaking at the Mexican Federation of Radiology and Imaging (FMRI) meeting in Cancun, Dr. Winter will travel to Guadalajara to teach at local hospitals.
The International Visiting Professor Program was founded in 1986 and is administered by RSNA's Committee on International Relations and Education. This program is supported by Agfa HealthCare.
RSNA is an association of more than 54,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists, promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill. (RSNA.org)
The RSNA Committee on International Relations and Education was established in 1986 to advise the RSNA on how the Society might provide international assistance to enhance radiologic education in countries requesting and requiring assistance. (RSNA.org/International/CIRE)