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.