AUR Membership benefits include:
- Roster of Active Members of the Association of University Radiologists.
- Opportunities to network with current leaders in academic radiology (e.g., chairs, program directors, medical student clerkship directors, and researchers).
- 12 issues per year of Academic Radiology, the official journal of the AUR.
- An invitation to attend the AUR Annual Meeting, featuring scientific presentations and discussion forums about current topics affecting academic radiology.
- Discounted annual meeting registration fee ($240 less than other registration categories).
- Opportunities to present research findings.
- The opportunity to compete for national awards specifically designed for AUR members.
- The opportunity to participate in radiology organizations that focus on clinician-educator faculty pathways, medical student and resident education, radiology research and health services research.
Along with these AUR benefits, ACER Member benefits include:
- Faculty development opportunities.
- Organizational opportunities to prioritize and advance the common interests of clinician-educators.
- Increased awareness of the important role of the clinician-educator pathway.
- Coordination of efforts to provide a tangible set of common goals and skills dedicated to successful advancement in this career path.
- A common voice through an established constituency:
- What roles clinician-educators can play in their department and institution.
- How clinician-educators can optimize their chances for promotion in a clinician-educator track.
- What resources chairs can provide to enable clinician-educators to be successful.
- How clinician-educators can earn additional resources to accomplish their educational goals.
- Exchange of ideas with APDR and AMSER members regarding current LCME and ACGME regulations that directly affect the role of clinician-educators in fulfilling the educational mission of their department and institution.
- Development of peer-to-peer review and mentoring programs.
- Help in developing a teaching portfolio.
- Learning to navigate your promotion process.
- Learning web-based teaching methods and creation of electronic teaching files.
- Learning effective presentation skills.
- Development of a national standard or benchmark for promotion in the clinician-educator track.
- Instructional design.
- Educational learning theories.
- Creating an incentive plan for clinician-educators.