Young Professionals and Radiology Advocacy Network
The Radiology Advocacy Network (RAN) is a group of radiologists across the country working to ensure that radiology’s voice is heard at the local and federal levels. The ACR® Young Professional Section (YPS) is seeking to increase participation of early-career members in political advocacy and engage them in advancement of our specialty.
We also hope that this involvement will foster stronger connections between YPS members and established radiologists at the local, state, and national levels.
We are seeking volunteers interested in learning more about current legislative activities, working with their state chapter and on local and national advocacy initiatives, and helping to grow the YPS’s participation within RAN. Current members can be seen on the RAN website.
As a member of the YPS-RAN, you will be a liaison between your state and practice, with other YPS members in the state, and coordinate activities with the ACR government relations team. We are looking for motivated individuals to take an active role in promoting our specialty and working with others. Examples of activities from other RAN members include encouraging other radiologists to meet patients, leading a discussion on a particular JACR® article, and inviting local elected officials to tour your radiology practice.
By Andrew K. Moriarity, MD