Improving Health Through Medical Physics

ACR Reception for Residents and Students at AAPM

Mahadevappa Mahesh, PhD | Baltimore, MD

AAPM Newsletter — Volume 43 No. 4 — July | August 2018

The American College of Radiology (ACR) hosted its first reception for medical physics residents and students four years ago to provide an event where the attendees could unwind and meet members of the ACR Commission on Medical Physics in casual surroundings. Last year, Dennis Stanley and Ara Alexandrian from the AAPM Students and Trainees Subcommittee, and Karen MacFarland of AAPM helped advertise the event to students and residents who would be attending the Annual Meeting.

A suggestion from AAPM and the ACR Meetings Department prompted us to move the reception offsite to a nearby restaurant (Pizza Republica next to the Denver convention center) and we had a fabulous turnout. The offsite location was very popular with the attendees, who told us how refreshing it was to get away from the meeting venue and kick back with their colleagues in an informal and convivial atmosphere. This year in Nashville, the ACR will host the reception at a restaurant a couple of blocks from the Nashville convention center (Pancho & Lefty's).


Saturday, July 28 from 5pm - 7pm
Pancho & Lefty's
(104 5th Ave. S, Nashville, TN)
Attendees will receive two complimentary beverages and appetizers.

Membership Info

The chair of the ACR Commission on Medical Physics contacts all CAMPEP residency program directors annually to urge them to let their students know that every medical physicist enrolled in an accredited graduate or residency program is considered a member-in-training by the ACR and is entitled to free membership to the College. Trainees are eligible to join the ACR Residents and Fellows section, a great opportunity to get involved in professional issues with radiologists and radiation oncologists at the same level in their careers. As members-in-training they will have access to all the same ACR on-line materials as full members such as access to the Journal of American College of Radiology and can apply for ACR fellowship programs in the areas of scholarly publishing, quality and safety, economics and health policy, government relations, education, and leadership. (See "Medical Physicists Enjoy ACR Member Benefits" brochure for more information.) ACR hopes that this reception will provide students and residents an opportunity to become aware of the activities of the college and encourage them to participate now as members-in-training then join the college as full members when they begin their practice.

Graduate students and residents learn about American College of Radiology membership and enjoy pizza during the ACR Reception for Residents and Students.

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