Joining the RFS Executive Board presents a fantastic opportunity to learn from experienced professionals, establish meaningful relationships with peers, and refine valuable leadership skills. As an advocate, you can help shape policies that affect the radiology field and make a positive impact on patient care. Educational initiatives such as conferences can help you stay current on the latest radiology advancements while also improving your knowledge and skills. Additionally, serving on the board can enhance your visibility and credibility within the industry, which can lead to career advancement opportunities. Overall, participating in the RFS Executive Board is a wonderful way to contribute to the growth and success of the society while also advancing your own professional development.

Here are some of the benefits that come with being on the board:

  • Professional Development: You will have the opportunity to develop your leadership and organizational management skills, which are vital for career growth.
  • Networking: You can connect with peers, faculty, and other professionals in radiology, which can lead to partnerships, mentorship, and promising career opportunities.
  • Advocacy: As a board member, you can represent your peers and advocate for their needs, which helps build communication, negotiation, and advocacy skills.
  • Educational Initiatives: You can contribute to educational initiatives such as organizing conferences and other events, which enhances teaching and leadership skills.
  • Organizational Insight: Joining the RFS Executive Board provides valuable insights into the structure and operation of organized radiology. This knowledge is highly beneficial for individuals interested in pursuing leadership positions in the future.
  • Community Engagement: Being a part of the RFS Executive Board allows you to engage with the broader radiology community. This fosters a sense of community and belonging among residents and contributes to a supportive and collaborative environment.
  • Resume Building: Membership on the RFS Executive Board is an outstanding addition to your CV or resume. It demonstrates your commitment to the profession and highlights leadership and organizational skills that are attractive to prospective employers or fellowship programs.
  • Improved Communication Skills: Serving on the RFS Executive Board involves communicating with a diverse group of members, including fellow residents, faculty, and MRS board members. This experience enables you to improve your communication skills and work effectively with different groups.
  • Personal Satisfaction: Contributing to the betterment of the RFS and the broader field can be personally rewarding. It provides a sense of fulfillment, knowing that you have played a role in positive changes and advancements.

    Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2024/2025 term.

The Michigan Radiological Society Resident and Fellows Section uses an anonymized application process to select candidates for positions prior to the yearly conference. Applications are scored by members of the Resident Affairs Committee, and the highest-ranking applicant from each program gets first choice in position. If a first-choice position is filled, the applicant will fill their next choice position. In case of a tie, the chair of the Resident Affairs Committee will make the decision.