The Strategic Planning & Compliance Committee (SPCC) works to meet the continuous professional development needs of radiologists and other radiology professionals through participation and oversight of the Subcommittee on CME & SAMs Compliance and the Measurement and Assessment Subcommittee. To carry out its responsibilities, the SPCC helps to maintain the ACR Strategic Education Plan while also maintaining ACR accreditation to offer accredited continuing education activities to physicians, technologists and other radiology professionals. The SPCC works to identify and validate professional practice gaps among members to inform existing and new educational program development. Further, the SPCC reviews the outcomes methodologies most appropriate for the objectives and/or content being developed by the ACR.
The Enduring Materials Committee helps to guide the development and management of educational and continuing professional development programs, including programs that offer CME. Though some enduring materials-related programs have their own committees, the Enduring Materials Committee provides guidance or input on overall programs or products with CME. This includes programs ranging from clinical education to nonclinical topics.
The Committee on Skills Assessment oversees the expert test-item writers submitting state-of-the-art exam questions for the one-of-a-kind residency-based Diagnostic In-Training Exam, the Radiation Oncology In-Training Exam, and the RadExam. These psychometrically-sound exams complete the ACGME requirements for summative assessment. The exams offer residents an opportunity to evaluate their knowledge and to identify areas of deficiency relative to peers at the same level of training. The RadExam is assigned by faculty after each rotation; the In-Training Exams are scheduled annually to first- through fourth-year residents, as well as those in fellowships.
The AIRP Advisory Committee (AAC) is composed of faculty, residents and staff with the goal of helping AIRP be its best. AAC confirms all courses are developed, implemented, and evaluated in full compliance with all AMA/ACCME and ABR requirements as applicable.
Members of the Meetings Committee, along with the CoPLL chair, participate in planning and execution of CME session(s) for ACR annual meetings. The committee works with other groups across the college like RFS, YPS, Chapter Leaders Committee and RLI, to explore possible collaboration arrangements. They review evaluation and participation data to improve the next year’s sessions.
The Bulletin Advisory Group is jointly selected and agreed on by ACR publications staff and the advisory group chair. The group advises publications staff regarding the ACR Bulletin and its responsibility is to ensure that the magazine achieves its editorial and content goals, stays relevant, provides information that members find useful, and maintains its editorial direction. The group meets via conference call with publications staff and serves as a sounding board when editors, writers and contributing writers have questions.
The Learning Design Committee supports CoPLL educational initiatives by keeping ACR members up to date on education trends and providing resources to support them in becoming more effective educators.
The Well-Being Committee supports the ACR Radiology Well-Being Program. Volunteer members have helped to create well-being support guides, a resident curriculum, and other projects related to the well-being of radiologists, including support of the ACR’s Well-Being Index. Members recommend direction for the well-being program through regular meetings to discuss ongoing wellness concerns.