|Radiology Society of New Jersey
Resident and Fellow Section
Meeting Minutes - January 14, 2003
The first meeting of the RSNJ Resident and Fellow section was held at the New Brunswick Hyatt, with the following present:
Dr. Amorosa and Dr. Graziano (Resident Section
Dr. Ajay Sood called the meeting to order at 5 pm. Introductions of all members present including the resident section liaisons from RSNJ executive committee, Dr. Graziano and Dr. Amorosa, were made. Dr. Sood welcomed all members and explained the purpose and goals of the RSNJ Resident and Fellow Section (RFS). Dr. Amorosa and Dr. Graziano explained the importance of the RFS and the need for resident/fellow involvement in political committees.
The proposed bylaws for the RFS were read, discussed and amended. The amended bylaws were then adopted unanimously.
Elections for the first RFS executive committee comprising the President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer were then undertaken. Terms and responsibilities of the officers were discussed. The current officers will serve a term until Spring, 2004. Ajay Sood was elected President, Sunil Gujrathi as Vice-President and Ravi Shankar Prasad as the Secretary-Treasurer.
The annual agenda / annual event for the RFS was then discussed. Suggestions for the annual event included a career workshop for fellowships and job opportunities, case/board review, post board examination party, annual RFS social gathering, dinner at nice restaurant after one of RSNJ's grand rounds, or organizing an event with the RFS of New York Radiological Society (NYRS) .The annual event would likely occur after the boards. This topic will still need to be discussed and finalized in subsequent months. Dr. Sood invited comments and suggestions from all the residents through their resident representatives. More importantly, the committee discussed the importance of a large resident/fellow turnout to make these events most fulfilling.
ACR/RSNJ Membership drive - all 1st years (and those senior residents who may not have already enrolled) should be enrolled at the earliest. An informational flyer was circulated to all those present highlighting the advantages of resident membership in ACR.
The RSNJ-RFS web site was discussed and opinions of the web site were invited. Members in attendance were asked to provide feedback of the site. The address is http://rsnj.org/residents/. It was noted that this web site received recognition from ACR in its 'executive update' report. Dr Sood invited input from all residents to make the site more interactive and informative.
A statewide radiology residency survey is being developed to get information regarding different programs, and issues that need to be highlighted through the RFS. This survey will be submitted soon to all residency program representatives for distribution to residents/fellows, and also posted on the web site.
ACR MRI training survey - The ACR, through the resident section is undertaking a national MRI training survey to identify ways to enhance MRI training for radiology residents. This survey can be taken on our web site, and also the ACR web site. The last date is the 31st of January, 2003. All radiology residents are encouraged to fill it.
A request from the ACR for submitting challenging cases for 'ACR knowledge challenge' for ACR bulletin was forwarded to those present.
There being no further business, the meeting
was adjourned at 6 pm.
Ravi Shankar Prasad