RFS President’s Message

July 1, 2018

Welcome to the Massachusetts Radiological Society Resident and Fellow Section!

The Massachusetts Radiological Society (MRS) is the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR is the primary organization representing the economic and professional practice issues of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Medical Physics and the patients that we serve. As a MA resident or fellow in one of these specialties, you are automatically a member of the ACR and MRS-RFS without having to pay any dues.

The Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) of the ACR and MRS highlights and addresses issues that impact trainees in Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Medical Physics. Whether it impacts your education, practice environment, or future as physicians, the RFS fights for your interests and makes sure that your voice is heard on both a local and national level. By advocating for our profession and our patients, we will make our specialties stronger and improve the quality of our care.

Due to the efforts of the ACR, there have been several legislative successes, including repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula, promotion of clinical decision support and Medicare approval of CT lung cancer screening. Most recently, the MRS has advocated for CT colon cancer screening and for fair reimbursement of radiology assistants.

We encourage you to participate at both the state and national level and to attend the Annual American College of Radiology Conference in Washington D.C. (May 18–22, 2019).  You can also get involved at the state level as a program liaison or member of the RFS executive committee. By being an active member in the RFS you will not only play a pivotal role in shaping our future, but also meet and network with friends, mentors, state and national leaders, co-workers and department chairs – all resources for future opportunities.

Your MRS-RFS has upcoming events to get residents and fellows involved. Look forward to the RFS Summer Social, Call Prep Session, and Career and Networking events. Please contact us at massradrfs@gmail.com with any questions or suggestions.

Emmanuel Berchmans, MD
MRS-RFS President
PGY 5 Resident