Released: August 30, 2010
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OAK BROOK, Ill. (August 30, 2010) — Radiologist J. Bayne Selby, Jr., M.D., from Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, will bring his medical expertise to Thailand 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. Selby, professor of vascular and interventional radiology at MUSC, will be joined by a fellow radiologist as he embarks September 2 on the 10-day trip. He will spend his visit giving presentations and teaching intensive seminars to radiology residency training programs at universities and hospital radiology departments in Thailand.
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 have always found one of the best ways to learn is through travel to another place," Dr. Selby said. "The RSNA International Visiting Professor program is a unique opportunity for the visiting professors and the host countries to really compare clinical practices, equipment and patient expectations in a face to face setting."
Dr. Selby is accompanied by Teresita L. Angtuaco, M.D., F.A.C.R., from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Dr. Selby will visit Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai, then travel to Bangkok where he will visit Chulalongkorn University and Mahidol University. There, he will work with radiologists at Ramathibodi Hospital and Siraraj Hospital.
The International Visiting Professors Program was founded in 1986 and is administered by RSNA's Committee on International Relations and Education. This program is supported by Fujifilm Medical Systems.
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RSNA (RSNA.org) is an association of more than 44,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists committed to excellence in patient care through education and research.
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)