The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has appointed Jim Anderson, MD, Associate Professor, to the Residency Review Committee for Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Anderson will serve a six-year term beginning in July.
In this role, Dr. Anderson will participate in accreditation of Diagnostic Radiology post-MD training programs based upon established standards and guidelines.
"I am honored to have been chosen to be a member of the committee," said Dr. Anderson. "I feel that the accreditation of residencies—specifically radiology residency—is an important method of maintaining quality and consistency in training as well as the means to identified programs that need help and programs that have notable practices in training residents."
Radiology is a rapidly changing field and constant review of training is important to keeping current trainees up-to-date with the technology and practice of radiology. Currently the field of Radiology is undergoing a change to the certification process. This will require close monitoring as to the impact on residencies and residents.
"Appointment to one of the ACGME's Residency Review Committee's is an honor for the nominee and the graduate medical education program from which he/she comes," said Donald E. Girard, MD, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education. "This is a very competitive process. While it entails a very large amount of work for the appointed person, it is also testament to Dr. Anderson's credentials as an academician and accomplished leader."
"I am excited to be part of this process during a particularly dramatic change in a fundamental aspect of training and certification by the American Board of Radiology," added Dr. Anderson.