Why I Chose to Serve
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.
By Kimberly Beavers, MD, ACR-RFS communications officer and radiology resident