The PIER internship is open to first-year medical students in the U.S. Application requirements include:
The PIER application deadline for 2022 is December 31, 2021. If you have questions, please contact us at PIER@acr.org.
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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.
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.