Released: September 4, 2012
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OAK BROOK, Ill. — Radiologist Jorge A. Soto, M.D., from the Boston University Medical Center (BUMC), 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. Soto, professor of radiology at BUMC, will be joined by a fellow radiologist as he embarks September 5 on the eight-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.
"This is my first trip representing the RSNA as part of the International Visiting Professor program. I am looking forward to this very unique opportunity," Dr. Soto said. "I am confident that the learning experience will benefit me as much as it will benefit the individuals at the two institutions that will host me during my visit."
Dr. Soto, who is also the Department of Radiology vice chair at BUMC, will be accompanied by George A. Taylor, M.D., from Boston Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Soto will visit the radiology departments of Medica Sur Hospital and Hospital Ángeles Pedregal. He will conclude his trip by participating in the National Ultrasound Congress meeting in Mexico City.
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 Fujifilm Medical Systems.
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RSNA is an association of more than 48,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists committed to excellence in patient care through education and research. 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)