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Why I Chose to Serve

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Serving in the ACR-RFS is one of the most fulfilling opportunities in residency. I ran for communications officer in order to grow our resident and fellow network and strengthen our presence in the ACR. Residents and fellows do have a voice in the ACR and can make a significant impact but only if we present a united voice. This inspired me to run for communications officer and become a more engaged member of the ACR-RFS.

After being elected, the experience of serving in the ACR-RFS has by far been the most fulfilling and meaningful leadership experience in my residency. I have been afforded the opportunity to work with dynamic residents and fellow leaders throughout the country and connect to thousands of people in the radiology community. However, the most significant reward of this experience is the platform that I have been given to advocate for the best care for our patients. Through both in-person and social media communication efforts, I feel that I have made a true contribution to patient advocacy.

This is a rewarding experience, especially for radiologists, to reach out and truly improve the lives of their patients. I would encourage any resident or fellow interested in communications to reach out to me and discuss these opportunities. I can be easily reached on twitter @kbeaversmd, @acrrfs, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve in this position and look forward to mentoring the next communications officer.

By Kimberly Beavers, MD, ACR-RFS communications officer and radiology resident

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