The Visiting Research Fellowship
Physician-scientists from other nations are accepted as visiting research fellows and participate actively in the Institute's research efforts. Depending on the prior experience of the individual and the length of the visiting research fellowship, the fellow may head a research project under the direction of Jefferson faculty or may participate as a co-researcher. Visiting research fellows receive intensive training in the ultrasound techniques used in the division of diagnostic ultrasound and have full access to the wide range of facilities available through the Institute.
In order to contribute to the continuing advancement of diagnostic ultrasound in the United States, one of the future goals of the Institute is to develop a master's program and a doctoral program in ultrasound and radiologic physics in conjunction with the Jefferson College of Biomedical Studies and the Jefferson College of Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University.
Education - Continuing Medical Education
It has been estimated that since the start of his career in ultrasound in 1964, Dr. Goldberg has directly or indirectly contributed to the training of more than 20,000 individuals from around the world. The Institute is committed to expanding its continuing medical education programs to reach even greater numbers of individuals, with particular emphasis on training those from developing countries.
A close affiliation exists between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Institute, which is recognized as a WHO Collaborating Center for Continuing and General Education in Diagnostic Ultrasound. It is the goal of the WHO radiological imaging section to encourage utilization of ultrasound as a cost-effective and sustainable medical technology resource in less affluent nations. The Institute is cooperating in this effort by training individuals sponsored by their own government or by WHO. These visiting fellows come to the Institute for intensive training in ultrasound and then return to their home countries to train others in this technique. By preparing visiting fellows to return to their homelands and start training programs there, the Institute can extend its impact on a global scale and, in this way, can reach far more individuals than it could otherwise.
To fulfill our commitment to support the development of high-quality ultrasound services throughout the world and as a natural extension of the visiting fellow program, the Institute has begun a sponsorship program of local training centers in developing nations. The Institute will develop formal affiliation agreements with training programs in developing countries and will provide, on an ongoing basis, guidance and support.