RFS

The Resident and Fellow Section of the Massachusetts Radiological Society focuses on concerns and issues important to the residents and fellows in Massachusetts during their training in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology programs. It is free to join and easy to become involved.

The section is driven by the ideas and interests of its members. Forums have been organized in the spring and fall as a means to learn more about aspects of Radiology which are not typically part of training programs. Topics we have chosen in the past include: Keys to Obtaining a Fellowship, The Radiology Job Hunt, Strategies for Passing the Boards, and Business Aspects of Radiology. Participating in the section provides an opportunity to meet with residents from across Massachusetts and exchange ideas as well as meet with some of the more senior members of the MRS, which is the state chapter of the American College of Radiology. These interactions provide a chance to learn about different practice environments and how things are done at other training programs. There are opportunities for networking and exposure to potential job opportunities. Experiences in the Section also allow for more understanding of and participation in the political process — which is becoming increasingly important in today’s constantly changing health care environment.

The MRS RFS bylaws have been re-designed to provide a transparent structure and encourage participation from all training programs in Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics in Massachusetts! Elections for the positions of Vice President and Secretary take place in May/June each year. In addition, a Representative from each training program is invited to join the Governing Council – get involved!

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