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 RFS news highlights resources, issues, and news relevant to in-training members of the ACR. If you have a topic idea or would like to contribute to the blog, please email RFS Secretary Christopher Mutter, DO.

 

 

 

What Happened at AUR 2017?

Get a resident’s-eye-view of one of radiology’s biggest meetings

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It was that time of the year again... when you meet the people that helped you grow or that grew with you, have good meals together, celebrate achievements, get valuable advice, and welcome new members to the family. No, I am not talking about Christmas or Thanksgiving. On May 8–11, 2017, the 65th AUR Annual Meeting attracted academic radiologists from around the country to sunny Hollywood, Fla., with the theme “Leading Change and Bringing Value.”

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My Amis Fellowship Experience

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The stage lights were shining so brightly as I peered out into the enormous ballroom filled with hundreds of attendees at the 2017 ACR annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Nearly a year ago, when I had been selected for the ACR’s Amis Fellowship in Quality in Safety, I never imagined that I would be serving as a member of one of ACR’s four Reference Committees. Yet, here I was, sitting center-stage alongside much more senior ACR members, recording member comments regarding the rules and regulations that we had proposed.

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May 2017 JACR Highlights

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TI-RADS, social media enhancement of peer reviews journals, and exposure to medical imaging with RadiologyInfo.org — These are a few articles that may be helpful reading and practice for radiology residents in training.  A supplemental edition was also printed in order to focus on revised ACR Appropriateness Criteria guidelines in nearly all modalities.

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ACR 2017 RFS Meeting Highlights

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This year’s third edition of The Crossroads of Radiology, which included the 25th RFS meeting, may have been the most stimulating and event-packed meeting that I have had the pleasure of attending yet.

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RFS Member Experience at ACR 2017: Part 1

RFS acr2017The 2017 ACR meeting was an incredible behind-the-scenes experience into the political side of medicine and radiology.

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Primer on Radiology Advocacymcadams radiology advocacy

 

"An idea is like a play. It needs a good producer and a good promoter even if it is a masterpiece. . ." — David Bornstein in How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas

Residents and fellows are perfectly positioned to be effective advocates as we are accustomed to championing our patients and specialty from our reading rooms, angio suites and clinics every day; however, most of us are not comfortable pursuing state and national advocacy opportunities. This daunted me, too when I was first getting started, but rest assured, there are countless opportunities to get involved (and options compatible with almost everyone’s time budget).

Let’s review a few pieces of advice I have learned along the way and share some opportunities for you to get started advocating today!

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Meet the ACR Leadership: Bibb Allen Jr., MD, FACRmeet ACR leadership

This is an installment of a series titled “Meet the ACR Leadership.” Throughout the series, we interview the ACR Leadership to get insight into their background and involvement in the ACR. For this installment, we talk with Bibb Allen Jr., MD, FACR.

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Social Media Primersocial media primer

Four years ago, the night before my very first ACR national meeting, I signed into an, until that point, unused Twitter account.

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Is There a Doctor on Board?doctor on board

The thought of this title may send shivers down your non-clinical spine. Colleagues often jest that radiologists are loners hiding in a dark room away from civilization, who have little interaction with any patients.

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SIR Annual Meeting Update

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The Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting concluded this March and as usual it was a bustling and exciting event for residents, fellows and attendings who share an interest in interventional radiology.

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The ACR Rutherford Fellowship Experience

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This past month, I had the opportunity to participate in the American College of Radiology’s J.T. Rutherford-Lavanty Fellowship in Governmental Relations in Washington, DC, during a crucial time in our nation’s history, at the epitome of health care reform.

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March 2017 JACR® Highlights

 

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The March issue of the JACR delves into better reporting practices, empowering female radiologists, and more.

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Meet the ACR Leadership: James A. Brink, MD, FACR
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This is an installment of a series titled “Meet the ACR Leadership.” Throughout the series, we interview the ACR Leadership to get insight into their background and involvement in the ACR. For this installment, we talk with James A. Brink MD, FACR.

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A Primer on 3D Printing

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The potential for three-dimensional printing (3DP) models in medicine is virtually infinite. Radiologists are in a unique position to be the leaders in an emerging field, owing to our combined anatomical and cross-sectional imaging expertise.

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Fast Jets for RFS

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Primer on Patient and Family Centered Care

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Radiology is changing and not in the way you may think. Advances in imaging technology have always shaped our chosen profession and will continue to do so throughout our training and during our future practice. But it is not a new technology or imaging modality that is bringing change to radiology. Rather, it is a concept that is not new at all: patient- and family-centered care (PFCC).

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Meet the ACR Leadership: William T. Thorwarth, Jr., MD, FACRLeadership

This is an installment of a series titled “Meet the ACR Leadership.” Throughout the series, we interview the ACR Leadership to get insight into their background and involvement in the ACR. For this installment, we talk with William T. Thorwarth, Jr., MD, FACR.

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Ensure Your Voice is Heard: March Madness

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Need to hear some positive news in the realm of political advocacy?

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The Moorefield Fellowship Experiencemoorefield fellowship experience

This past October, I was honored to participate in the American College of Radiology Moorefield Fellowship in Economics and Health Policy.

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A Day in the Life of UVA Resident Connor Louden, MD

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New and prospective residents are often curious about what their daily life will be like as radiology residents. Here’s a typical day described by Connor Louden, a third-year diagnostic radiology resident at UVA.

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RSNA Resident and Fellow Council

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As a trainee, we are often so focused on our own education that it can become easy to allow non-clinical interests to fall aside. However, both the ACR and RSNA offer valuable opportunities for trainees to get involved in organized radiology.

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A Preview of ACR 2017 for Residents and FellowsACR2017

The 25th annual meeting of the ACR Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) will be held May 20–21, 2017, immediately preceding ACR 2017 (May 21-25) in Washington, D.C.

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Meet the ACR Leadership: William T. Herrington, MD, FACRGettyImages 610861498

This is an installment of a series titled “Meet the ACR Leadership.” Throughout the series, we interview the ACR Leadership to get insight into their background and involvement in the ACR. For this installment, we talk with William T. Herrington, MD, FACR.

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JACR December 2016 Highlights

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The December issue of the JACRⓇ covers, health care spending, nonclinical mini-fellowships, and self-aggrandization among other things. There was also a special issue dedicated to patient and family centered care. Here are a handful of articles of special interest to radiologists in training.

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When Students Become Teachers: The  Southern Sudan Medical Education Collaborative

Lessons from Abroad

In April 2011, I had the distinct pleasure of joining the Southern Sudan Medical Education Collaborative (SSMEC) on a trip to Juba, which is now the capital city of the Republic of South Sudan. This would come to be one of the most formative and memorable experiences of my life.

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A Primer on Machine Learningmachine learning

Machine Learning (ML) and other artificial intelligence (AI) tools have become a staple in the non-medical and medical news as these techniques are applied to increasingly complex challenges. Much like the term "big data," these terms get loosely applied to varied projects, but it is important to know the fundamentals and situations where ML can be effectively applied.

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Meet the ACR Leadership: Alexander Norbash, MD, FACRacr leadership

This is an installment of a series titled “Meet the ACR Leadership.” Throughout the series, we interview the ACR Leadership to get insight into their background and involvement in the ACR. For this installment, we talk with Alexander M. Norbash, MD, FACR.

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The Importance of Self-Motivation in a Non-Clinical Mini-Fellowshipself motivation

One morning during my fourth-year mini-fellowship in quality and patient safety, I walked into work and ran into one of the radiology fellows, who was surprised to find that I had arrived on time. “My mini-fellowship involved watching ESPN in my underwear,” he quipped.

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Recap of the 2016 AMA Interim Meeting: A Radiology Resident’s PerspectiveAMA meeting

The 2016 Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) recently convened in Orlando, FL, from November 11‒November 15.

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Backbreaking Work: The Ergonomics of RadiologyBackbreaking work

As diagnostic radiologists, we are often perceived as having less physically demanding jobs than many of our colleagues in other specialties. We are not rounding for hours, constantly bending over to examine patients, or standing at an operating table for marathon surgeries.

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Meet the ACR Leadership: Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACRMeet the ACR Leadership

This is an installment of a series titled “Meet the ACR Leadership.” Throughout the series, we interview the ACR Leadership to get insight into their background and involvement in the ACR. For this installment, we talk with Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, Vice Chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors (BOC). She was previous Chair of the Commission on Economics and assistant professor of radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Spreading the Word about Global Radiology by Starting a Dedicated JournalSpreading word about global radiology

Helping others abroad is a large and immensely important part of global radiology. I would like to take a moment to highlight a few other parts that I have had the opportunity to watch blossom. These too add to the infrastructure of this essential movement.

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RFS Voices: The Radiology Match: Perspectives of A Current and Former Caribbean Medical Student

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Options for Managing Student Loan Debt

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Deciding how to manage student loan debt while in radiology residency is a confusing process; It’s a long road and there are all manner of jargon and rules / restrictions to be aware of — which makes the prospect downright unenjoyable.

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JACRⓇ October 2016 Highlights

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The October Issue of JACRⓇ covers reporting incidental findings, getting involved, the improving job market, and R-SCAN™, among other things. Here are a handful of articles of special interest to radiologists in training.

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Shattering Radiology’s Glass Ceiling

My experience as the first female chief in an all-male program.shattering glass ceiling

I was sitting in the CT reading room when I received the text message from my Program Director…"Congratulations Chief!"

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Meet the ACR Leadership: Bruce Hillman, MD, FACR

This is an installment of a series titled “Meet the ACR Leadership.” Throughout the series, we interview the ACR Leadership to get insight into their background and involvement in the ACR.meet acr leadership

For this installment, Anthony Trace, MD, PhD, resident at Eastern Virginia Medical School, interviews Dr. Bruce Hillman, MD, who is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, Professor and Former Chair of Radiology at the University of Virginia.

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The American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) just wrapped up its annual meeting in beautiful Boston, Massachusetts. The theme of this year’s 58th annual event was “Enhancing Value, Improving Outcomes,” and did it ever ring true.

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JACRⓇ September 2016 HighlightsJACRBlog

The September Issue of the JACRⓇ covers sharing cases on social media, bundled payments, state legislative fellowships, and the “unknown” in radiology education, among other things. Here are a handful of articles of special interest to radiologists in training.

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ACR RLI Leadership Summit 2016 HighlightsRLI Summit

Do you think those in business have little to teach physicians about how to work effectively in a hospital? Think again.

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Out of the Dark

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Advancements in imaging technology in the last several decades have ushered in a new golden age of radiology. The development of PACS, new imaging modalities, and new protocols and techniques has greatly improved our ability to serve our patients and our referring providers.

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Porting for Patients

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In the spring of 2016, I traveled to Nepal with the help of a grant from the American College of Radiology. My goal was to help the department of radiology at the NAMS/Bir hospital in Kathmandu recover after a series of devastating earthquakes.

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Meet the ACR Leadership: Howard Fleishon, MD, FACR, MMM

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For this installment, I will be interviewing Howard Fleishon, MD, who is the current Secretary/Treasurer of the ACR. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the Commission on Government Relations.

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RFS Voices: Uganda

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I am overjoyed that I could participate in the recent Imaging the World trip to Uganda as a radiology resident and videographer.

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YPS Leadership Perspectives: Taj Kattapuram, MDYPS Leadership

This is first installment of a series entitled “YPS Leadership Perspectives.” Throughout the series, we will interview the YPS Leadership to get insight into their background and involvement in the ACR.

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You Do Make a Difference: RADTOBERFESTRadtoberfest

$352 million over ten years. What does this staggering statistic represent? It represents the money saved by reducing the Multiple Payment Procedure Reduction (MPPR) cut from 25 percent to 5 percent.

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RFS Journal Club Recap: Econ Speak 101RFS journal

Proudly brought to you by the ACR RFS Economics Advisory Group (RFS-EAG), I am thrilled to announce that the newest season of the Economics Journal Club has officially kicked off.

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Job Search Part Three: Interview Success and Getting the Offer

You’ve earned an interview. Continue to impress and join your new group.Job search part 3

All of the hard work you have done until now has hopefully been showcased in your cover letter and CV. Do not be disappointed if you receive interviews from only a small number of groups you contacted.

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JACRⓇ August 2016 Highlightsaugust cover jacr

The August Issue of JACRⓇ covers the use of generic follow up recommendations, the “fellowship arms race,” after-hour overreads, and variations in teaching strategies, among other things. Here are a handful of articles of special interest to radiologists in training.

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Meet the ACR Leadership: Cheri Canon, MD, FACR

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This is an installment of a series titled “Meet the ACR Leadership.” Throughout the series, we will interview the ACR Leadership to get insight into their background and involvement in the ACR.For this installment, we will be interviewing Cheri Canon, MD, who is the current Vice President of the ACR. She is also the past Chair of the Commission on Education. Dr. Canon is the chair of the University of Alabama Department of Radiology.

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RFS Voices: Adventures in Peru

This year’s Goldberg-Reeder grant recipient travels to Cusco, Peru.FullSizeRender

As I prepared to pick up my bags from the conveyor belt at the Cusco, Peru airport, I was a little nervous. But that was nothing compared to the excitement I felt at beginning my journey. I had been waiting for what felt like a lifetime for this moment.

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JACR July 2016 HighlightsJACRBlog

The July Issue of JACRⓇ covers the misuse of the term “stable,” depression in radiologists, reporting of incidental findings, categorical radiology residency programs, and 3D printing among other things.

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How to Land an Interview With Your Perfect Group

You’ve found your preferred job. Use this advice to get the interview.aug rfs landing an interview

So you’ve found the job you want. Now you have to land an interview. First impressions are everything.

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Developing A Resident Health Care Economics Curriculum: Perspectives and Adviceaugust rfs economics curriculum

In the day-to-day crunch to gain clinical knowledge as a trainee, it’s tempting to put off learning the economic fundamentals. After all, health care economics isn’t tested on the Core exam and nobody will ask about it when you’re on call.

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Resident Work-Life Balancework life balance

There’s an alarming trend across radiology: physician burnout. Recent articles in the JACR® and RSNA News have highlighted the declining job satisfaction of radiologists.

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Meet the ACR Leadership: Adam Specht, MD

This is the first installment of a series titled “Meet the ACR Leadership.” Throughout the series, we will interview the ACR Leadership to get insight into their background and involvement in the ACR.leadership

For the first installment, I will be interviewing Adam Specht, MD, who is in his second year on the ACR College Nominating Committee (CNC), for which he was elected Vice Chair.

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Is Consolidation the Answer?

The RFS Journal Club debates the pros and cons of one of the biggest trends in health care today.consolidation answer

Despite the Federal Trade Commission’s anti-trust efforts, hospital consolidation continues to grow. Between 2007 and 2012, 835 hospitals were involved in 432 merger-and-acquisition deals, with another 95 occurring in 2014. Sixty percent of hospitals are now part of a larger health care system, and it is predicted that up to 20 percent of all U.S. hospitals will be involved in a merger in the next five years.

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JACR June 2016 Highlights

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The June Issue of the JACR® covers the misuse of the term “intact,” knowledge and ordering habits of clinical residents, a radiology resident consultant service, a rebuttal to radiology commoditization and more. Here are a handful of articles of special interest to radiologists in training.

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RFS Voices: Job Search

Job searching season is here. Follow these tips to find a position that suits your needs.job search

It’s July, and change is upon us. For trainees in medicine, this heralds the beginning of a new academic year.

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Culturally Connected: The RFS International Subcommittee

Do you have an interest in bettering the world around you?International

Some of my earliest memories take place at my best childhood friend’s home with her Italian born parents. I distinctly remember running through their backyard with rows of oversized aromatic rosemary bushes and soft, fragrant basil plants.

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A Resident’s View — AMA 2016

Attending the AMA meeting can have an impact on your career.

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Recently, I had the honor of being invited by Arl Van Moore, Jr., MD, FACR, to serve as an alternate delegate representing the American College of Radiology to the American Medical Association annual meeting.

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Why I Belong to A3CR2

(And why you should too.)A3CR2

As a chief resident, have you ever wondered how to motivate and engage your fellow residents?

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News from the Chair of the Resident and Fellow Section

Growth and Maturation of the ACR Resident and Fellow SectionRFS

The American College of Radiology Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) has grown tremendously since its inception 28 years ago.

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JACR May 2016 Highlights

What should readers be checking out in the May 2016 JACR?

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The May Issue of JACR covers keeping “as above” out of the impression, an innovative fourth-year resident elective, unhappiness in radiologists, developing a state RFS chapter, and more. Here are a handful of articles of special interest to radiologists in training.

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Patient Interaction Revamped

Residents at Indiana University School of Medicine get out of the reading room to deliver patient results in person.

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"If someone would have just come in here and told me my ultrasound was negative, I would have doubted them or not believed them. To go through the images and have everything explained shows me that the test is truly normal and there is someone dedicated to looking at every image." — Ms. C (a patient who participated in a radiologist consultation)

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Radiology Advocacy in an Election Year

How do current politics impact radiology?

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As you’ve surely noticed, the current election season is in turmoil. Next January we will have a new president and potentially a very different political climate to navigate.

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ACR 2016 RFS Meeting Recap

The RFS Executive Committee put together a packed schedule for the RFS meeting at the ACR 2016 annual meeting.

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Last month, RFS members from across the country gathered for the ACR 2016 meeting in Washington, D.C. After the welcome, there were updates from the various subcommittees under the umbrella of the RFS and discussion on topics most relevant to the next generation of radiologists.

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Kathmandu: Week 3

A trek outside the capital shows the challenges faced by hospitals in remote areas.Everest

Read about Dr. Kapalczynski’s first and second weeks in Nepal. And check back each week for updates on his project.

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Kathmandu: Week 2

Installing Nepal’s first PACS in a government hospital proves more complex than expected.

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Read about Dr. Kapalczynski’s first week in Nepal. And check back each week for updates on his project.

Sitting in the radiology department lounge, I sunk deeper into my worn and somewhat dilapidated armchair as I listened to a half dozen phone calls being fielded by the hospital’s elusive IT administrator.

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RFS JACR® Highlights: April

What should I read this month?

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The April issue of the JACR® covers job seeking strategies, how to correctly use the term “nonspecific” in your reports, the growing competitiveness of fellowships, and more. Here are a handful of articles of special interest to radiologists in training.

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Increasing the Numbers for the Match

RFS Voices

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Radiologists across the country were surprised to see 13.7 percent of diagnostic radiology residency positions go unfilled in the 2015 match, despite the specialty having one of the most competitive residency tracks in the United States for many years.

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Kathmandu: Week 1

A resident’s introduction to Nepal proves exciting, chaotic, and rewarding.

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It was my first day in Kathmandu and I remember feeling a bit overwhelmed as my tiny taxi weaved through the dusty congested streets of the Himalayan capital.

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Resident’s Preview of ACR 2016

Get a peek at special meeting content for residents and fellows

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The 24th annual meeting of the ACR Residents and Fellows Section (RFS) will be held May 14–15, 2016, in conjunction with ACR 2016 annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Registration for the RFS meeting is free for all residents and fellows.

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A Resident’s Primer on Radiology Advocacy

My Rutherford Fellowship Experience

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I was incredibly fortunate to complete the ACR Rutherford-Lavanty Governmental Relations Fellowship last month in our nation’s capital. The fellowship, established in 1993, was named in honor of the first ACR lobbyist, J.T. Rutherford, and Donald F. Lavanty, ACR’s principle legislative consultant for 42 years.

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March JACR® Highlights

What should I read this month?

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The March 2016 issue of the JACR® covers big data, structured reporting for physicists, and more. Here are a handful of articles of special interest to radiologists in training.

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Preparing for the Business of Radiology: A Nontraditional Approach

One physician’s path from management consultant to radiology resident

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Alexander Misono, MD, MBA is a radiology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, but he’s already switched careers. After a stint in management consulting, Misono changed course and headed to medical school. The Bulletin caught up with Misono to discuss the areas of overlap in radiology and business and the various paths to gaining business experience in a medical context.

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#SoMe

Potential impact of social media on global radiology education

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Social media is a fascinating virtual world where people meet, interact, and share their thoughts. According to most recent estimates, Facebook had 1.44 billion monthly active users and Twitter had 320 million. And it just keeps on growing.

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Global Health Informatics

Getting Started

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The ACR RFS International Outreach Subcommittee at the 2015 ACR annual meeting presented several projects that students have worked on in various countries as part of global health elective months.

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February JACR Highlights

What should I read this month?

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The February 2016 issue of the JACR® covers malpractice claims, reporting adverse events, and peer review in residency. Here are a handful of articles of special interest to radiologists in training.

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What Is the ACR Doing About MACRA, MIPS, and APMs?

A Resident’s View

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If you’re wondering what the ACR is doing to position radiology for success in the changing health care system, I’ve got an answer for you: A lot.

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Is Co-Management the Future of Health Care?

A recent Imaging 3.0 case study charts one practice’s strategy for adapting to the future of health care.

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As we all know, the current health care system is continually changing. We’re seeing more direct employment of physicians by hospitals, new payment models, and increasing demands for more efficient and cost-effective health care. In this dynamic health care climate, the ultimate focus for an organization revolves around the patient’s experience, quality of care delivered, and cost.

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The Moorefield Fellowship

RFS Voices

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Melissa Chen, MD, neuroradiology fellow at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, tells the Bulletin about her time as an ACR Moorefield Fellow, spending time with the economics and government relations departments at ACR HQ.

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January JACR Highlights

What should I read this month?

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The January 2016 issue of the JACR® covers current hiring practices, the best articles of 2015, the physics of CT compliance, and more. Here are a handful of articles on topics of special interested to radiologists in training.

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3 Questions About the Council Steering Committee

Andrew Moriarity, MD, RFS representative to the Council Steering Committee (CSC), explains the role of the committee in ACR governance — and why it matters to you.

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Why It Matters: the Recent News on the PC MPPR and PALS

Two recent legislative victories made a serious impact on the future of the specialty. Here’s what these events mean for radiologists and their patients.

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Around the World

This year's Goldberg-Reeder Travel Grant recipient headed to Botswana to treat patients and teach hospital staff.

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Unsafe water, malnutrition, malaria, air pollution, road traffic injuries, poor access to health care — these are just a few of the health issues residents face in developing countries. Each year, the ACR Foundation funds volunteer radiologists traveling to underserved nations through the Goldberg-Reeder Travel Grant.

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December JACR Highlights

What should I read this month?

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The December 2015 issue of JACR highlights nonradiologists' perspectives on health services research and policy in radiology with guest editors Richard Duszak Jr., MD, FACR, Danny Hughes, PhD, and Ruth C. Carlos, MD, FACR. Understanding the nonradiologists viewpoint is critical in the changing landscape, as patients take a more active role in their care and as more decisions are made by health care economists and administrators.

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The Intersociety Committee and Summer Conference

Resident’s View

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Established in 1979 but with roots dating back to the 1930s, the Intersociety Committee is a freestanding committee of the ACR. It’s mission is to “establish and promote communication among the leaders of national radiological societies and to provide them with open access to all the resources of the College through the committee, with the chair serving as an ombudsman for all radiologic organizations.”

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The Scope

A trip to Haiti shows the challenges and potential rewards of providing sustainable medical aid.

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A mobile C-arm was the last thing I expected to see in a border town in Haiti. It was donated from overseas and tragically collecting dust. Our host at the medical center said the machine had never been used in the years since it was received. She wasn't even sure if it was functional.

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Diversified Assets

A member-in-training perspective on diversity now and in the future

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In my own experience, I don’t think the question we should be asking is, why are radiology and radiation oncology being so exclusionary?

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November JACR Highlights

What should I read this month?

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November 2015

This month the journal features articles on the job situation in radiology, the ICD-10 transition, and perspectives on residency spots. Here is a list of articles in the JACR® that may be of particular interests to residents and fellows.

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How to Start an Online Journal Club

Lessons learned four years after launching the ACR RFS virtual journal club

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November 2015

It’s Thursday evening and I’m wrapping up my work for the day. Taking a look at my watch, I’m relieved to see I’ll make it to journal club on time. Instead of running out the door, I simply minimize the PACS and launch my web browser.

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The Importance of Participating in the AMA

RFS Voices

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November 2015
McKinley Glover, MD, ACR RFS vice chair, explains why he got involved in the AMA and why residents need to have a voice in the future of medicine.

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What is the Role of Physician Extenders in Radiology?

A look inside the October RFS Journal Club

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November 2015

In the current world of physician shortages and demand for more affordable care, the extent of advanced practices providers’ role in health care is a topic of interest. Some predict that the country’s demand for physician services may soon exceed the supply, creating a drive for the increased utilization of nurses and physician assistants in clinical practice.

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The 2015 RLI Leadership Summit

Reflections by Residents and Fellows

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The Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI) Summit, a four-day program held at Babson College, brought together trainees, practicing radiologists, and allied health professionals to learn management and leadership skills from business experts. Scholarships for trainees to attend the summit are available through the RLI and through state chapters of the ACR. The RFS caught up with several scholarship winners to hear about their experiences and takeaways from the summit.

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RADtoberfest Countdown

Top 5 reasons to contribute to RADPAC before Nov. 1

Radtoberfest

We are now in the tail end of the 2nd annual RADtoberfest, the largest fundraising event of RADPAC (the ACR’s Political Action Committee). Until Nov. 1, radiologists will compete in divisions based on chapter size. The chapter with the highest number of contributors per state wins! If you have not contributed to RADPAC yet this month, you only have a couple days left. What are you waiting for? Here are the top five reasons you should contribute to RADPAC right now!

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What does a USPSTF Grade Mean?

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Grades

On October 5, 2015, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a draft statement regarding colorectal cancer screening.

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