CRF / CAR Leadership Scholarship
The scholarship will allow the selected CAR members to acquire or develop leadership skills to become radiology leaders of tomorrow who will shape the future of radiology to ensure quality, elevate service and deliver extraordinary patient care. With the right leadership training and the understanding of how to apply the learning, the CAR/CRF/UBC Sauder School of Business Leadership in Radiology courses will help radiology professionals advance their careers and the profession.
The CRFand the CAR are under no obligation to offer the scholarship annually.
Except under very unusual circumstances, the scholarship will be given to two (2) residents or fellows and to one (1) practicing radiologist.
The CRF/CAR Leadership Course in Radiology Scholarship applicant must be an individual member of the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) in good standing and be practicing in Canada or expecting to do so at the completion of training. The applicant cannot be a current Director of the CRF and/or the CAR Board of Directors.
Applicants must have a history of leadership involvement, preferably in the radiology field. Such history can be demonstrated by the extent to which the applicant has participated in the following types of activities:
- Served on radiology or other governing boards or committees
- Performed mentoring/teaching and supervisory experience
- Had impactful involvement and achievement in professional programs/associations such as sports, arts, science, business, etc.
- Performed other leadership activities (e.g., scout leader, church and charity activities, etc.)
- Performed public speaking (e.g., lectures or public announcements, radio or TV appearances, etc.)
- Demonstrated timelines and completion of assignments
- Showed creativity in solving problems
- Demonstrated responsibility on own initiative
- Proven ability to work well with others
- Displayed organizational skills (ability to handle multiple tasks, time management)
- Acted consistently with core ethical and personal values and convictions.
Selection of the scholarship recipient will be based on the qualities of the candidate that demonstrate that he or she has exceptional leadership potential.
Please submit by email the following typed documentation (preferably in English):
- CRF & CAR Leadership Scholarship Application Form duly completed
- CV highlighting leadership positions
- Two (2) support letters from individuals who have observed the applicant in a leadership role or one (1) letter of support from the Program Director or Department Chief in consultation with the Program Director if the applicant is a resident or fellow.
The application and its supporting documents must be presented to the CAR office by November 15 of each year.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email two (2) months after the application submission deadline.
A CRF/CAR Leadership Scholarship Selection Board Working Group will evaluate the applications.
If unsuccessful the first year, the application may be reactivated by any member in good standing for consideration for a maximum of two (2) years following the first submission. This can be done by submitting a letter requesting reactivation by the application submission deadline of the subsequent year. This reactivation does not require any new supporting data, although additional information will be accepted.
- Scholarship recipients will be announced on the CRF/CAR website and in the e-Newsletter and Annual Report.
- Scholarship recipients will have to write a report on their experience which will be published on the CRF/CAR website.
- Scholarships recipients attending the CAR/CRF/UBC Sauder School of Business Leadership in Radiology must be willing to be photographed during the course and agree to be interviewed about their experience for various CRF/CAR publications.
- Cost of course registration, and
- Economy travel* (Air Canada Tango or equivalent with another airline), hotel (2 nights) and meals for recipient to attend the CAR/CRF/UBC Sauder School of Business Leadership in Radiology, up to a maximum of $2,000 per recipient (upon submission of expenses report and original receipts).
*Travel arrangements must be approved by the CAR prior to booking.
The CAR and CRF would like to congratulate the following recipients of the 2017 CAR/CRF Leadership Scholarships:
Kirsteen Burton, MD, MBA, PGY-4
Dr. Kirsteen Burton is a fourth-year radiology resident at the University of Toronto. Prior to residency, she completed an MD at the University of Calgary, an MSc in epidemiology at the University of Toronto, and an MBA at Queen’s University. Dr. Burton’s current clinical interests are abdominal and fetal imaging. Her research focuses on improving health care delivery and outcomes through the development of high quality evidence; relatedly, Dr. Burton is an associate editor at the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Beyond professional activities, she enjoys cooking for family and friends, and playing squash.
Faisal Khosa, MD, MBA
Dr. Faisal Khosa is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia. Dr. Khosa has been awarded numerous educational, clinical service and research awards, including the American Roentgen Ray Scholarship (2013-2016), the One in One Hundred Mentor Award (2014) and the Outstanding Young Investigator Award in USA (2015). He received the "Medal of Excellence" (Tamgha-i-Imtiaz) from the Government of Pakistan and The College of Physicians and Surgeons Award for 15 years of “Outstanding Service to Medicine” in Pakistan.
Dr. Khosa is Board certified in radiology in the USA, Canada and Europe and has completed extensive training in radiology, including a residency in diagnostic radiology in Ireland. He completed the IMG Alternate Pathway – Diagnostic Radiology Certification for the USA and Canada, which included: clinical fellowships in oncoradiology, cardiovascular imaging, emergency radiology, body MRI and neuroradiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Medical School. He subsequently received a scholarship for an MBA in which he opted for Leadership as his major.
Carlos Torres MD, FRCPC
Dr. Carlos Torres has been an associate professor of radiology at The University of Ottawa and a staff neuroradiologist at The Ottawa Hospital since 2008. Dr. Torres completed a two-year neuroradiology fellowship at McGill University in Montreal before joining the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa.
From 2010 to 2016, Dr. Torres was the Director of the Royal College Accredited Neuroradiology Fellowship Program. He has been the director and co-director of more than a dozen CME Courses in Europe, North America and Latin America and he is currently the chair of the International Scientific Committee for the Ibero Latin American Society of Neuroradiology (SILAN).
Dr. Torres lectures extensively nationally and internationally and has been invited to speak at meetings held by the RSNA, CAR, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the American Society of Neuroradiology, the American Society of Spine Radiology, American Society of Emergency Radiology and The Eastern Neuroradiological Society. He is an International Visiting Professor for RSNA and for the Inter American College of Radiology (CIR). He has been Visiting Professor in different academic centres in Canada and abroad including Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Chile, Bhutan, China and Mongolia.
Dr. Torres is actively involved in medical education and research. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications and has written ten book chapters. He is Associate Editor of the journal 3D Printing in Medicine and a member of the Editorial Board of the RSNA Daily Bulletin.
The CRF and the CAR financed Leadership Scholarships to attend the leadership programs provided by the Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) of the American College of Radiology (ACR):
- In 2016, Dr. Mitchell Wilson, resident at the Univeristy of Alberta attended the Harvard Emerging Leaders Webinar and Dr. Ania Kielar, radiologist at the Univeristy of Ottawa will attend the 2016 RLI Leadership Summit "Meeting the Challenges of Modern Healthcare".
- In 2015, Dr. Stephen Choy, resident at the University of British Columbia and Dr. Carole Dennie, radiologist at the Ottawa Hospital attended the 2015 RLI Leadership Summit “Thriving in Changing Times”.