November 03, 2022

UT-Austin Residents Learn About Becoming Involved in Advocacy

Radiology residents at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School are the latest to participate in a presentation by the American College of Radiology® (ACR®) to promote participation in state and federal advocacy on behalf of patients and the profession.

Residents heard from Sarah Avery, MD, FACR, President of the Texas Radiological Society (TRS), Michael Grimes, lobbyist for TRS and Dillon Harp, ACR Senior State Government Relations Specialist, about the importance and need for professional advocacy. Presentations focused on why young radiologists should become involved, how to get involved and legislative issues directly impacting patients and the radiology profession.

The ACR wants to help residents across the United States become more involved in advocacy. Residency programs interested in learning more about advocacy education opportunities and scheduling a presentation should contact Dillon Harp.

The College has many resources to help members become involved in advocacy, including the Radiology Advocacy Network (RAN) and the new Radvocacy website and scope of practice micro-website. For more information about advocacy and the RAN, please contact Melody Ballesteros, ACR Assistant Director, Government Relations.