Medical Imaging Training at Duke University

Affiliated Scholars


The Medical Imaging Training Program (MITP) also includes Affiliated Scholars. These pre-doctoral graduate students participate in our two-year Medical Imaging Program by attending the MITP Visionary Speaker seminars and participating in the MITP’s annual Imaging Fair. Affiliated Scholars are also eligible to take courses that are designed specifically for the Medical Imaging Training Program.  

Program Requirements

All Affiliated Scholars are also subject to the degree requirements of the University, their home department, and the Medical Imaging Training Program. Individual students, their advisors, and their graduate committee choose a custom curriculum reflecting that student's background and research and career aspirations. In addition to fulfilling their departmental degree requirements, Affiliated Scholars in the MITP have the following requirements:

  • Attend at least 75% of the Medical Imaging Visionary Speaker lectures which are scheduled throughout the year. 
  • Participate in the annual Duke Medical Imaging Technology poster session and seminar.
  • Maintain good academic standing.

Affiliated Scholars will also be eligible to apply for attendance at the NIH NIBIB Training Grantees meeting. These meetings are held biennially at the NIH in Bethesda, MD and include a poster session where participants present their research, and dedicated sessions on career opportunities in science, career development, and grant writing.  

Nomination and Selection Process

Pre-doctoral students interested in participating in the MITP Affiliated Scholars program can self-nominate, or can be nominated by any of the MITP training faculty. Nominations for a given academic year are due in May.  

The prospective Affiliated Scholars are reviewed by the MITP’s Executive Committee. The Executive Committee balances requests from participating faculty with the strengths of the students and with their indicated interest in medical imaging. 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 academic year.