PIER Internship

Pipeline Initiative for the Enrichment of Radiology

The College is proud to offer the PIER internship to first-year medical students at institutions across the U.S. This initiative began through the Commission for Women and Diversity in hopes of giving underrepresented minorities (URMs) and women an opportunity to explore the radiology specialty and engage in research. Upon selection, scholars will be paired with at least one Preceptor in the student’s area of interest.

The 2024 PIER program will be virtual. It begins in May/June and culminates with a presentation of the students’ research of their Case in Point projects to the Radiology/Radiation Oncology Section at the annual meeting of the National Medical Association in late July/early August. The PIER Program provides a stipend for selected scholars during their Summer Internship, as well as continued mentorship and support throughout the years leading to your radiology residency application. One hundred nine students have completed the internship in the last seven years. Visit the application page now to find out more information.

How to apply

The PIER internship is open to first-year medical students in the U.S. Application requirements include:

  • a letter of good standing
  • resume/curriculum vitae
  • two letters of recommendation
  • a recent photo
  • ACR membership (medical students join free)

The 2024 PIER application is now closed.

PIER Interns


  • Isaiah Ailes  Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • Tomisin Alalade  CUNY School of Medicine
  • Xindi Chen  Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Noah J. Collazo – San Juan Bautista
  • Sheralys F. Rodriguez Correa – San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
  • Gloria L Crump – University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Jamie Davison – University of Alabama Birmingham
  • Vivian Deng – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Brandon Dennnison – The University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson
  • Andres Ignacio Gorbea Dolagaray – Universidad Central del Caribe
  • Anthony Dove Jr. – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- South Georgia
  • Dora Dujmic – Tulane university
  • Betsy Gauthier Wright – State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Lydia Grubic – Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Neha Gupta – Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Sonia Hafeez – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Taylor Regene Hall – University of California San Francisco
  • Dayana Kazemi – Meharry Medical College
  • Kayla Shay LaRue  University of Louisville
  • Laurie'l Je'Mera Latimer  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine South Georgia
  • Sarena Matriano Lim  Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Athena Masi – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine- Middletown campus
  • Aliah McCalla – Central Michigan University
  • Mykenna Nichols – PCOM Georgia
  • Matthew Nwerem – Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Kaothar Oladoja  Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai
  • Ashani Shah Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School
  • Monique Nichole Westley – New York Institute of Technology - Jonesboro
  • Lacey Woods – University of Utah


  • Adeola Ajayi – Drexel University College of medicine
  • Arvind Annamalai – Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Talia Fradkin – Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine
  • Bhavita Jagessar – Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Andre Jordan – Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Tracy Kao – Carle Illinois College of Medicine
  • Alexander Martinek – Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Christian Mathurin – Meharry Medical College
  • Laura Minton – University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Amanda Pomeroy – Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Priya Rao – SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Annelise Silva – Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Mackenzie Szczepanski – Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Ruixue (Rae) Zhang – John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa


  • Tonuka Chatterjee – Meharry Medical College
  • Krizia Chien –  California University of Science and Medicine
  • Zoee D’Costa – Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Kayla Davis – Howard University College of Medicine
  • Esai Hernandez – Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Alena Nixon – Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Grace Signiski – Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Natalie Skeiky – University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Adam Scott Trusty – Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Jingyan Yue – McGovern Medical School


  • Lexia Chadwick – Loyola University
  • Victoria Gonzalez – City University of New York School of Medicine
  • Naomi Isaac – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Brian Thompson – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Baotran Vo – University of Southern California


  • Shefali Kanal – Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
  • Kirsten Schofield – Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Artraeu Simms – University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Bing (Edna) Wang – Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Kristen Williams – Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine


  • Sherley Demetrius – Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
  • Rosa Miguel Garcia – The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Sageline Labaze – Loyola University Chicago - Stritch School of Medicine
  • Ramzy Meremikwu – The University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston
  • Manal Saif – University of Virginia School of Medicine

Serve as a preceptor

Preceptors are an invaluable part of the PIER internship. As a preceptor, you’ll supervise a PIER Student for six weeks; help them develop and complete a research project for presentation and publication; and provide valuable mentorship to them throughout their medical school career, as they hopefully prepare for a career in Radiology or Radiation Oncology.

The PIER internship begins in May/June and ends in mid-July to accommodate the student’s school schedule; and pairings will be made in March/April 2022. For more information, please see the detailed preceptor information and our FAQ for preceptors.

Preceptor Application 

Photo gallery

See photos of past PIER scholars
2019 PIER Scholars

PIER Open House

Hear more information about PIER by watching our November 2023 Open House recording

Case in Point and PIER

Case in Point has partnered with PIER to support students in their exploration of radiology subspecialties and the process of publication. Case in Point is a daily case based publication which offers radiologists the opportunity to review actual case presentations and earn continuing medical education credit. Case in point reaches an average of 1.2k readers per day. Check out the below highlighted cases from previous program years.

Related information

PIER Program FAQ

Who is eligible to apply for the PIER internship?
All first-year medical students in the U.S. who are in good standing are eligible to apply for the internship.

Is there flexibility with the internship dates?
There is limited flexibility, depending on your academic year start and end dates.

What happens after I submit my application?
We will review your application for completion and then reach out to your references for the letters of recommendation. Once we receive the letters, you will receive confirmation that your application is complete. After the deadline passes, you should hear back from us within two weeks to know if you’ve qualified for the next round.

How are interns matched to preceptors?
We try to accommodate our interns the best we can to match your interests and goals.