Residents & Fellows

As an ACR Member-In-Training you are entitled to a wide array of RLI professional development resources. RLI leadership education will enhance your decision making, help you convey innovative ideas and think analytically toward furthering the profession well beyond your time as a resident and fellow. Take advantage of this opportune time!

The RLI empowers residents and fellows to engage and succeed as leaders in the profession.

“For those committed to the task of leadership and the success of their organization the RLI is the best resource for professional development and for filling the knowledge gaps in our medical school and residency training.” – Cynthia S. Sherry, MD, FACR

“We are not taught in medical or residency how to analyze a business plan, how to garner support for initiatives, how to be able to present our ideas to the medical community, to patients or our administrator in a way that allows us to be effective. You can have great ideas but if you are not taught how to execute them you are not going to be able to implement them into programs and I think that is really important for driving the field forward.” – Andrea Bertram McKee, MD

“I feel that the RLI curriculum is very important for up and coming radiologists as well as senior radiologists. There is something everyone can learn.” – Ian Amber, MD, 3rd Year Resident

RLI Benefits for Residents and Fellows:

  • 50% tuition rate for the RLI Leadership Summit
  • Discounted pricing for on-demand courses
  • Network with renowned experts in the profession
  • RLI courses, credits and RLI chapter scholarships at the state and local level
  • RLI Leadership Summit Resident & Fellow Scholarship


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Recorded Sessions

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Beyond the ACGME Health Care Economics Milestones
The RLI Webinar Series provides an in depth discussion of the topics addressed in the live session in Washington, DC.

How a Dictation Becomes a Dollar - Zeke Silva III, MD, FACR
This session introduces the manner in which physicians are paid within the Medicare program. It includes a detailed discussion of Relative Value Units (RVUs) and how they translate to payment. Pay for performance initiative which impact payment shall also be discussed.

Physician Performance Metrics - Richard Duszak JR, MD, FACR
This session provides an overview of various clinical and non-clinical metrics for measuring physician performance, pertinent to both private and academic groups, and discusses various pros and cons of measurement and incentive plans.

Obstacles to Payment and New Initiatives - Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR
This session describes how concepts and mechanisms covered in this webinar series, result in a reimbursement system that, when properly applied and documented, generate revenues that allow radiologists and radiology departments and practices to continue to provide necessary and high quality care to our patients.

From Research Concept to Coding - William T. Thorwarth JR, MD, FACR
CPT has been existence for nearly 50 years, with periodic modifications of the process and ongoing updates of content. This session describes this system, its dynamic nature and the importance for all of us to stay current.


RLI Courses:

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RLI1E Applying Critical Thinking Skills
Your thinking can have a significant effect on the quality of your life – it determines how well you work through complex problems, make decisions, and accomplish your goals. That's why developing critical thinking skills is so important. To think critically is a practical goal – one you can apply to every question, issue, or problem you face. This course explains how critical thinking promotes creative thinking. It also describes the skills required for critical thinking and how to apply critical thinking to decisions, problems, or issues in the workplace.

RLI2E HMM Career Management
Develop a straightforward approach to managing your career or helping others manage theirs. Includes tools for matching your interests, values, and skills to the right job or development opportunity, with valuable advice on resources such as career counselors, mentors, networking, informational interviewing, and professional development reviews.

Webinar: Service With a Smile
This webinar will discuss the rising importance of the relationship between hospital administrators and radiology groups. This will be addressed by focusing on the role of the administration as a customer, not just a stakeholder. The reasons for the changing role will be discussed, as will the challenges of meeting increased competition from other groups and national groups. Insights into what hospital executives want from radiologists and their groups will be reviewed as will techniques for improving communication and measuring service and quality. This webinar was previously presented live; therefore the Q&A session is based on the recorded feedback from faculty to questions submitted by participants

RLI Skillsoft: Your Work/Life Balance
This course will focus on techniques for maintaining work/life balance. It includes recognizing the behaviors of passiveness, aggressiveness, and assertiveness and how those affect a person's ability to find balance in life. Techniques that can be used to achieve and preserve balance are also discussed.

HMM Project Management
Learn the nuts and bolts of project management, including project planning, budgeting, team-building, execution, and risk analysis. Covers useful tools and techniques such as GANTT and PERT charts, Work Breakdown Structure, and variance analysis.

JACR Business Essentials Articles:

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A perfect storm
Jocelyn D. Chertoff (2014)
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR 11 (8) p. 755-6

An Introduction to "Business Essentials"
Cynthia S. Sherry, Cheri L Canon (2014)
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR 11 (2) p. 110-1

Basics of Finance and Accounting
Norman J. Beauchamp (2014)
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR 11 (6) p. 541-2

Econ Speak 101
Ezequiel Silva (2014)
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR 11 (4) p. 343-4

How to Evaluate a Private Practice Radiology Job Offer
Lawrence R. Muroff (2014)
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR 11 (10) p. 934-5

Case Studies:

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The Imaging 3.0 Track at the Radiology Leadership Institute

This introductory Imaging 3.0 track within the Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) provides ACR members with baseline preparation for participation in an evolving delivery and payment environment. A collection of on-demand and archived webinars, as well as upcoming live activities, the Imaging 3.0 track is changing to keep pace with practice conditions. Check back as the RLI track evolves and new courses are added.


Begin your RLI experience by speaking with an RLI Curriculum Advisor. Our staff can assist you in fully understanding how the program works, the requirements for completing each level, available course options, and how to “map” out a customized learning strategy based upon your leadership goals. Call 703-637-4381 to contact an RLI Curriculum Advisor.

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