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.
The PIER internship is open to first-year medical students in the U.S. Application requirements include:
The 2024 PIER application is now closed.
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.
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.
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.