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How to Become a Member of the AAR
We encourage you to strongly consider becoming a member of the Alabama Academy of Radiology the preeminent Radiology organization in the state of Alabama. To apply for membership, print and complete a copy of the application form (PDF). The AAR and ACR share the same application form fill out one application to join both the AAR and ACR.
The members of the AAR greatly appreciate your consideration for membership in our outstanding organization. If you have questions about membership please contact the AAR.
Mail the completed application to The Alabama Academy of Radiology, POB 1075, Wetumpka, AL 36092 or Fax to 334-567-5962.
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Do You Have Any New Radiologists in Your Practice?
Maintaining a current membership roster provides a challenge to the AAR given our mobile society. This is particularly difficult when residents, medical physicists and practicing radiologists move into new practices sometimes from other states. Help us to contact these vital members.
If a radiologist or medical physicist has joined your practice, hospital, or community in the past year or two, let us know by sending us their name, phone, address, and practice location. If the individual is not a member of the AAR or ACR, encourage them to jointhe future of our profession depends upon it. The AAR and ACR offer significantly reduced membership dues for the first several years following completion of residency and fellowship training, as well as for physicists.
The members of the AAR and ACR greatly appreciate your consideration of our membership appeal.
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The AAR has seven classes of membership:
- Active Members
- Associate Members
- Members in Physics
- Associate Members in Physics
- Members in Training Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Physics
- Retired or Inactive Members
- Affiliate Members
To be an active member of the Alabama Academy of Radiology you must be a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology, be of high professional reputation, and be a member of the American College of Radiology. Active members are encouraged to join the state and county medical societies.
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Dues for active members of the Alabama Academy of Radiology are $150 per year. State Chapter dues are billed with the ACR Annual dues. Dues are free for our Members in Training.
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Join over 338 other colleagues from around the state of Alabama in becoming a member of the Alabama Academy of Radiology, the premier Radiology organization in the state of Alabama.
- The AAR is an organization composed of Diagnostic Radiologists, Radiation Oncologists, Nuclear Radiologists and Medical Physicists and Members in Training committed to representing the needs of our membership and profession.
- The AAR provides the opportunity to work together for the advancement of the profession and to promote the best possible care for the citizens of Alabama.
- The AAR is committed to promoting quality patient care and safety in imaging and image guided therapy.
- The AAR is an organization with the talent and focus to provide strong local and national representation of radiology issues to Congress, CMS, ACR, AMA, MASA, Insurance Carriers, AQAF and others.
- Local education and CME opportunities to help you maintain professional competence needed in our rapidly advancing profession.
- Active representation regarding the economic issues affecting our profession and your practice.
- The AAR is an organization with a vision of the future of radiology and a commitment to resident and fellow education, research and participation in organized radiology.
- Being a member gives you the opportunity to network with your peers from around the state of Alabama.
Strongly consider joining your colleagues in supporting the future of our profession by becoming an active member of the AAR today. Our profession depends on it.
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The primary goal of the Membership Committee is to promote membership in the Alabama Academy of Radiology. We seek to retain and increase our members by providing a truly outstanding organization. Serving our membership is our number one objective. To this end, we seek for all Radiologists practicing in the State of Alabama to become members of our organization. Our short term goal is increase in the number of members by 5% over the next two years.
One of our current projects will include sending out a survey to all members of the AAR. The survey we plan to develop is designed to learn how best the organization can meet your needs and desires. We are very interested to know how we are doing and how we can make the AAR an even better organization. So when you receive the AAR Membership Survey please take a few moments to complete it. This will allow the AAR to devote the appropriate time and resources to the things that you consider most important.
One of our other projects is to increase our membership by reaching out to radiologists throughout the state. This will be done at the local level through our members. It also involves reviewing membership lists in the other state and local medical societies to see whom we should be contacting for potential membership.
Building resident participation is another goal of the committee. Today’s residents are tomorrow’s leaders. In the ACR, the resident section has become more active in recent years and we would like to see the same within our state society. We look forward to promoting more involvement by Radiologists in Training in our organization during the years to come.
The efforts of our committee have been recognized nationally by the American College of Radiology. The AAR has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Membership in 2003 and again in 2004. We are very grateful for these distinguished awards.
In summary, the task of this committee is to not only to increase the number of members, but also to help shape the Alabama Academy of Radiology in a way that benefits all our members.
Dr. Demetrius Morros
Chair, AAR Membership Committee
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ACR Chapter Recognition Program: Excellence in Membership Award (Division C)
Presented to the Alabama Academy of Radiology in May 2011 during the American College of Radiology Annual Meeting held in Washington, DC.